Definition: The Epitaphios is the embroidered cloth placed within a graceful wooden bier which is carried through the streets during processions on Good Friday and is a key part of Easter celebrations in Greece.
Alternate Spellings: epitafios. In Greek, it's Ἐπιτάφιος, epitáphios, or Ἐπιτάφιον, epitáphion.
Common Misspellings: epitaphos, epitafos
The epitaphios cloth is carried through the streets in a bier on Good Friday.