The St. Elizabeth Sisterhood is pleased to offer baptismal robes for adults and children. Our garment is a simple, dignified tunic design, patterned after the Server’s sticharion. Made of white poly/cotton, it features a full, one-size-fits-most cut, with a round, collarless opening with a front center slit to mid-breast for quick and easy robing and disrobing. The head/neck opening is bound all around in red, and includes matching ribbon ties for secure closure at the neck. The back of the robe is adorned with a red embroidered appliqué cross. Although this garment is of a “one-size-fits-most” design, the bottom hem and sleeve length will be customized.
As the Troparion signifies, the baptismal robe is a garment steeped in history and rich in Christian tradition and symbolism. As our Lord Jesus Christ clothes Himself with light as with a garment, so are we clothed in the garment of incorruption when we “put on Christ” at our baptism. Traditionally, the newly baptized wear his/her baptismal robe at every liturgical celebration – especially the Divine Liturgy – for 40 days following their baptism, bearing their lighted taper, symbolizing that they are newly illumined in Christ.
Donation: $50 for adult robe, $35 for child or infant robe
Shipping: Priority Mail flat rate with 2-3 day delivery
Shipping Cost: $8.20 for 1-2 robes, $15.50 for 3-4 robes, $21.90 for 5-6 robes.