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Potential sources for this information include both written and visual accounts of the clergy. For the latter, we can look to illustrations in manuscripts, bearing in mind that the technical constraints of these illustrations mean that drawings may well be simplified in terms of colours and patterns. Also, artists may draw clergy as they "ought to be" rather ...


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Vestment Color Indicating Liturgical Season With respect to vestment color, the appropriate document for the Catholic Church is the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, which has quite a long section on the color of vestments as part of Chapter VI, "The Requisites For The Celebration Of Mass". With respect to colors of vestments in general, paragraph ...


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One can do no better than quote the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. As regards the color of sacred vestments, traditional usage should be observed, namely: a) The color white is used in the Offices and Masses during Easter Time and Christmas Time; on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity; and furthermore on celebrations of the Lord other ...


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Cardinals wear red because it symbolises blood, that they are ready to shed their blood in defence of the faith. It's also why the Pope's "official" footwear is red: that symbolises that he is ready to walk the way of the martyrs which is stained with the blood they shed. Pope Benedict XVI explained in the Angelus address on Sunday 19 February 2012 (YouTube)...


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No, they have no need for special robes or vestments, and neither do they have any sacred or symbolic objects that are used in worship. They do not have ordained ministers or any sort of clergy class and would be likened to "lay preachers" who volunteer to preach and to teach. Men and women dress modestly and when they go from door to door, they look like ...


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Orthodox bishops, priests and monks always remove their hats (of whatever kind) when praying. The Bishop removes his mitre at the Altar. Monks hang their klobuk over their shoulder or remove it entirely during the service. So the question seems to stem from ignorance, or not actually attending an Orthodox Liturgy to see what we do. Incidentally it is ...


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Is there a historical reason why the liturgical colour purple eventually replaced black to symbolize penance? Having dived into this question for some time now, I would like to simply postulate a possible response to this solution. At lest until another can come up with a more precise answer. No historical reason seems to be able to be found at the present ...


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I don't know if you've ever read Baruch, but it's the only instance of the word mitre I could find in the Bible Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery; put on the splendor of glory from God forever: wrapped in the cloak of justice from God, bear on your head the mitre that displays the glory of the eternal name. For God will show ...


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The 1917 Code of Canon Law says: Canon 1262 §2. Men, in a church or outside a church, while they are assisting at sacred rites, shall be bare-headed, unless the approved mores of the people or peculiar circumstances of things determine otherwise; women, however, shall have a covered head and be modestly dressed, especially when they approach the table of ...


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In recent articles and photographs, Pope Benedict has stopped wearing the shoulder cape and the cincture. He continues to wear the watered silk cassock of the papacy and wears a simple gold ring baring the seal of the papacy (not his seal nor that of Pope Francis) just a seal of the office. He is now wearing simple brown walking shoes (no longer the red ...


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I have read many places that the "tassel" is the special ornament God asked Israelites to add to their garment, with the blue marker, which is indeed called "tzitzit" in transliterated Hebrew. I have never seen any alternative interpretation. Here is a passage from Gills commentary discussing it: and touched the hem of his garment; which was the (tuyu) ,...


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She could be of the Order of the Camillians, who takes care of the sick and dying, or she could simply be an altar server after a matyr celebration or Palm Sunday (the red belt).


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Pre-Vatican II guidelines for vestments? The book, Churches Their Plan And Furnishing has a whole chapter on Sacred Vestments (chapter 18) pages 184-208. It explains styles, sizes trims as well as ornament to be placed on diverse liturgical vestments uased at Mass. Apparently the ornaments and trims may be of any colour. Here is a couple of sample ...


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See the bibliography (pp. 222-223) of: McCloud, Henry J. 1948. Clerical dress and insignia of the Roman Catholic Church. Milwaukee: Bruce Pub. Co. Most of the references therein are on the liturgy, but there are a few specifically related to vestments, e.g., Nainfa's Costume of Prelates of the Catholic Church (1926) p. 35 says: Since the seventeenth ...


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What are the origins of the cope? The Catholic Encyclopedia has a nice expose about the origins of the cope used in Catholic liturgical celebrations. Cope Known in Latin as pluviale or cappa), a vestment which may most conveniently be described as a long liturgical mantle, open in front and fastened at the breast with a band or clasp. As existing ...


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Mitred women in the Catholic Church? The short answer is: Abbesses of certain very ancient abbeys in the West also wore mitres, but of a very different form than that worn by male prelates. At times within the history of the Church, abbesses wore the stole, carried the crosier and even wore the mitre and ring, just like their male counterparts! The Catholic ...


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Some abbesses wore mitres. Oestereich, T. (1907). Abbess. In The Catholic Encyclopedia: Every newly appointed Abbess of Converano was likewise entitled to receive the public "homage" of her clergy — the ceremony of which was sufficiently elaborate. On the appointed day, the clergy, in a body repaired to the abbey; at the great gate of her ...


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Why does the pope not wear a biretta? It not only is not part of the Roman Catholic tradition, it would be at odds with the traditions of the Norbertines or White Canons who actually wear a white biretta. The biretta may be used by all ranks of the Latin clergy cardinals and other bishops to priests, deacons, and even seminarians (who are not clergy, since ...


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If Jesus didn't wear tzitziyot he broke Torah, certainly not fulfilling Torah. [https://www.betemunah.org/tzitzith.html] The only charge concerning Torah from Jesus' accusers was about blasphemy which was punished by his death. The charge of breaking the sabbath concerned their traditions about how to keep the sabbath. My interest is whether there are ...


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