(Gk) is a cloth on the altar on which plate and chalice are placed in the Orthodox liturgy for consecration. It is understood as a symbol of Christ's burial. The antimension was also originally an eileton with relics and a portrayal of the burial sewn in for use in celebrations of the Eucharist on unconsecrated altars. Today the eileton is used as a cover for the antimension.
S. Heitz, Mysterium der Anbetung, 1986, 359
A. Kallis, Liturgie, 1989, 88, 90, 251.