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The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
Kissing the Stole
The stole represents the yoke of Christ, and the Priest in recognition of that yoke and of his vows, kisses the stole each time he puts it on to show his willingness to submit to that yoke.
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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Kissing the Stole'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/k/kissing-the-stole.html. 1901.