(Latin, stola). An ecclesiastical vestment, also called
the Orarium. “Deinde circumdat collum suum stola, quæ et Orarium
dicitur.” It indicates “Obedientiam filii Dei et jugum
servitutis, quod pro salute hominum portavit.” Deacons wear the
stole over the left shoulder, and loop the two parts together, that
they may both hang on the right side. Priests wear it over both
shoulders. (See Ducange: Stola.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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