March 11, 2013
Kukulija - Cucullus - Koukoulion - Куколь
The Moscovite koukoulion has evolved through time and the standard "design" today is with seraphim on the forehad and on the two lapels of the veil left and right as worn by the Patriarch today.
The white Muscovite koukoulion has three golden embroidered seraphim on front and flaps, and a cross on the top. His white color stands for purity of thoughts and the enlightment by the devine light.
The black Georgian koukoulion has two Seraphims on the flaps, and a cross not on the top, but on the front side of the headgear.
© pictures: Kuraev
Deesis on the front, lapels with Seraphim
© picture: Ubrus
was the 15th Patriarch of Moscow and all the Rus', the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church
(23 February 1929 – 5 December 2008)
Patriarch Hermogenes (1530 - 1612)
Patriarch Joasaphus II (1667-1672)
with white koukoulion and seraphim on the lapels
© picture: Wikimedia
Above with a cross made out of brown gemstones and pearls, below with green gemstones
Seraphim made out of white perarls on the lapels
Former Metropolit Adrian (Chetvergov) of the
wearing a kukulija
Metropolit Korniliy/Cornelis (Titow) [right] of the
wearing a black kukulija with red application cord above the edges
These monk habits are called kukulija, too:
© picture: Orbis Catholicus
Josyf Cardinal Slipyj with red Koukoulion
See as well the following arcticles: