The crossroads has much symbolism in Christianity and in the myths of many cultures. The cross has four extremities. The four points of the extremities symbolize the four corners of the earth or the four winds-North, South, East and West. The center is the "Here", the place in which all things meet, and from which all things are possible. The inner circle behind the cross is the earth, the outer circle symbolizes eternity.
Three symbols of the WomenSpirit Crossroads* embroidery design that has a Celtic influence subtly enhance the Deacon stole on the lower front panel. The fabric is vibrant silk dupioni. The stole is 5” wide and Average/Tall (104”). This stole is available in blue, green, purple, red, and white.
Delivery in 4-6 weeks.
Please follow the care instructions sent with your stole.
Did you know…
The stole, called an epitrachilion in Orthodox churches, is a long, narrow rectangular garment that is worn around the neck so that it hangs down in front of the wearer’s legs, ending below the knees. The stole originated as a sort of kerchief; people used them as a general work cloth, for polishing things, and for wiping sweat from their faces. They came into the church, probably as a cloth that the celebrant could use to clean the Communion ware as part of the service, and for that reason, the stole became a Eucharistic garment.