Pair of Cuffs (Maniples)

Cuffs

Date:

1959

Materials:

Cotton

Dimensions:

W 12 in x H 4 in

Accession Number:

266.81

Credit Line:

Gift. Modest (Shut), Abbott. 1959

Description

Sewn out of white handkerchiefs; hand-embroidered with crosses. Worn by priest Peter in Soviet concentration camps during clandestine services.

History Note

Given to Hegumen Modest by Protopriest Peter from Poltava (surname unkonwn), who secretly served the Easter service in a Soviet concentration camp. The service was attended by Hegumen Modest and one other person.