Lesnovski – bishop vestments
Identical with the Lesnovo model – the basic design of the embroidery is composed of details of the epitrachelion of St. John the Theologian, a fresco in the altar east wall of the temple dedicated to St. Archangel Michael in the Lesnovo Monastery. For the Lesnovski model, the design is complemented by several lines, and is prepared in the reverse perspective, emphasizing the very golden base of the material.
The arrangement of the Icons and the embroidery of the sakkos is made by the example of an old sakkos to the 14th century Moscow Patriarch Photius. On the front side of the sakkos, the text of the Lord’s Prayer is arranged in a circle around the space with the icons, by choice – in Macedonian language, and on the corresponding back side – the Symvol of Faith. Accordingly, on the Epitrachilion, the left and right Sleeves and the Epigonation, are the prayers uttered by the bishop during their dressing.
The icons are in a part chosen by the client. Besides the participants in the events represented on the back cross of the icon of the Crucifixtion of Christ, in oval icons are presented: Archangel Gabriel and the Most Holy Theotokos from the Annunciation, Saint Joseph and the Most Holy Theotokos with Christ. The selection of icons according to the this pair of vestment is – St. Joachim and Anna from the entrance of the Theotokos to the Temple , St. Zacharias and Elizabeth, St. Cyril and Methodius, St. Clement and Nahum, St. Gabriel the Great and St. Gabriel Lesnovski.
On the Epigonation is the embroidered icon of the Lord Jesus Christ on the throne.