Tag: Monastic dress

Book Reviews / by St. John Cassian -

Monastic Belt

As we start to speak of the institutes and rules of monasteries, where could we better begin, with God’s help, than with the very garb of the monks? After having…

Desert Fathers / by One of the Youth -

The Monastic Hood

When a person sees a monk, they immediately notice that he is wearing a monastic hood embroidered with crosses and with a split down the middle. The monastic hood or…

Desert Fathers / by H.G. Bishop Mettaous -

The Holy Eskeem

The Eskeem is a Coptic word which means ‘shape’ it is a string of plaited leather with crosses in equal distances, it surrounds the chest and the back. Two big…

Question And Answer / by Q&A -

Why Do The Monks Wear Black?

Why Do the Monks wear Black? It has been recorded in the monastic literature such as the (Historia Monachorum) that the community of monks that gathered around abba Apollo looked…