NEWS FEATURE: Orthodox vestments, rich in ornament, history

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c. 1997 Religion News Service UNDATED _ When Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrives in the United States Oct. 19, Americans will see a church leader garbed in an array of richly ornamented vestments whose origins are in the early 4th century. Among the most significant: Mitra (crown): The mitra dates dates possibly from the 2nd century […]

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