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An epitaphios carried in procession on the Greek island of Antiparos.

An epitaphios carried in procession during Greek Easter observances on the Greek island of Antiparos.

Photo of the Epitaphios procession copyright by Carree Dallons Moore; used by permission.
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.
Pronunciation: eh-pee-TAPH-ee-os
Alternate Spellings: epitafios. In Greek, it's Ἐπιτάφιος, epitáphios, or Ἐπιτάφιον, epitáphion.
Common Misspellings: epitaphos, epitafos
Examples:
The epitaphios cloth is carried through the streets in a bier on Good Friday.
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