In the monastic tradition of Mt Athos, Russia, Greece, and throughout the world, ornately embroidered stoles are commonly used during long vigils and other services and prayers. Often, they are hung on either side of the Royal Doors of the sanctuary, whilst at other times they may be used to adorn icons or relics in the church. The Royal Stole Collection from RIZA ORTHODOX VESTMENTS provides a broad range of stoles for those centres of Orthodoxy and parishes which continue this pious tradition.
The ornamental foundation of the nine stoles featured in this collection come from three of our regular vestment styles; Iviron, Iviron 2 and Rashka. Each stole is unique in the number and selection of icons which have been hand embroidered onto burgundy silk. Icons include those of the Holy and All Praiseworthy Apostles, the Holy Prophets, The Holy Liturgists, the Kollyvades Fathers and individual saints.
All stoles are custom made and may include any selection of icons, on your choice of coloured silk. Choose from the options on each page, provide us with as much detail as possible, and submit a quotation request. Allow three months for the completion of your custom made epitrahilion from the Royal Stole Collection.