parastas

parastas

1. The end of a wall, terminating in an anta, such as that enclosing the pronaos of a temple.
2. A pedestal-like wall, as the abutment of the end of a monumental stairway.
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At the cemetery the priest usually performs the Parastas (Panikhida) - a liturgical observance in honor of the departed which is served in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
725 is part of a condition: "ei me Poulydamas thrasun Hektora eipe parastas.