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Posted on 12/30/2008 8:17:01 PM PST by Salvation

Liturgical Vestments


 

When vesting for the liturgy, the cleric
first washes his hands, praying:


Give virtue to my hands, O Lord, that being cleansed from all stain I might serve you with purity of mind and body.

Latin version:
Da, Domine, virtutem manibus meis ad abstergendum omnem maculam ut sine pollutione mentis et corporis valeam tibi servire.

 
 
 

Then he puts on his:


 
Amice
Symbol of the helmet of salvation

The amice is a rectangular piece of white linen with two strings at the upper corners which a cleric uses underneath his alb to cover the neck so that the Roman collar of the cassock is hidden. The word amice comes from the Latin amicire, meaning "to cover" and, because the heads of criminals condemned to death were covered in linen, the amice recalls the humiliation which was put upon Christ. As he puts on the amice, the priest kisses the Cross on the Amice and prays:

Place upon me, O Lord, the helmet of salvation, that I may overcome the assaults of the devil.

Latin version:
Impone, Domine, capiti meo galeam salutis, ad expugnandos diabolicos incursus.


Alb
Symbol of purity


The alb is the long white, robe-like vestment worn by all clerics at liturgical celebrations (celebrant, concelebrant, deacon, or acolyte). The alb (from Latin word alba, meaning "white") can be traced to the ancient Roman alb worn under a cloak or tunic; its color symbolizes purity and its form recalls that described in Ezekiel 28:4. As he puts on his alb, he prays:

Purify me, O Lord, and cleanse my heart; that, being made white in the Blood of the Lamb, I may come to eternal joy.

Latin version:
Dealba me, Domine, et munda cor meum; ut, in sanguine Agni dealbatus, gaudiis perfruare sempiternis.


Cincture
Symbol of Chastity

The cincture ties the alb at the waist. As he ties it, he prays:

Gird me, O Lord, with the girdle of purity, and extinguish in me all evil desires, that the virtue of chastity may abide in me.

Latin version:
Praecinge me, Domine, cingulo puritatis, et exstingue in lumbis meis humorem libidinis; ut maneat in me virtus continentia et castitatis.


 
 

Maniple
Symbol of the acceptance of suffering


The maniple is a narrow strip of linen, of the same color as the chasuble, suspended from the left forearm so that if falls equally on both sides of the arm. It is to remind the cleric that he must patiently bear the cares and sorrows of this earthly life in the service of God and for Heavenly reward. Bishop puts on the maniple at the Altar after the Confiteor; other clerics put it on in the sacristy before the service. As the cleric puts on the maniple, he kisses the Cross on the maniple and prays:

Grant, O Lord, that I may so bear the maniple of weeping and sorrow, that I may receive the reward for my labors with rejoicing.

Latin version:
Merear, Domine, portare manipulum fletus et doloris; ut cum exsultatione recipiam mercedem laboris.


   


Stole
Symbol of the clerical office,
immortality, and the yoke of Christ


The stole, matching the liturgical color, is a long, scarf-like vestment worn over the alb and under the dalmatic/chasuble. The priest wears the stole around his neck so that it hangs equally down his chest in front or forms an X-shaped Cross; the deacon wears his stole over the left shoulder and tied at his right side; the Bishop wears his stole so that it hangs equally down his chest. As he puts on the stole, the priest kisses the Cross on the stole and prays:

Restore unto me, O Lord, the stole of immortality, which was lost through the guilt of our first parents: and, although I am unworthy to approach Your sacred Mysteries, nevertheless grant unto me eternal joy.

Latin version:
Redde mihi, Domine, stolam immortalitatis, quam perdidi in praevaricatione primi parentis: et, quamvis indignus accedo ad tuum sacrum mysterium, merear tamen gaudium sempiternum.

 


Chasuble or Cope

For the Eucharistic Liturgy: Chasuble
The chasuble, also matching the liturgical color, is is the long, often ornate, sleeveless poncho-like garment worn by priests and bishops over the alb and stole during the sacrifice of the Mass. As he puts on the chasuble, he prays:

O Lord, Who said: My yoke is easy and My burden light: grant that I may bear it well and follow after You with thanksgiving. Amen.

Latin version:
Domine, qui dixisti: Iugum meam suave est et onus meum leve: fac, ut istud portare sic valeam, quod consequar tuam gratiam. Amen.

For non-Eucharistic Liturgy: Cope
The cope is a large mantle worn by clerics (including deacons) at some liturgical celebrations (but not at the Mass) -- for example, during Processions and Benedictions of the Blessed Sacrament. It matches the color of the liturgy and is worn in the same way as the chasuble or dalmatic.


Deacon for the Eucharistic Liturgy: Dalmatic
Instead of a chasuble like a priest wears, the deacon wears the sleeved dalmatic, also matching the liturgical color, over his alb and stole. Bishops also wear a dalmatic at major solemn feasts and ordinations. It symbolizes charity, justice, and the sufferings of Christ. As he puts on the dalmatic, the deacon or bishop prays:

Lord, endow me with the garment of salvation, the vestment of joy, and with the dalmatic of justice ever encompass me.
 

Biretta

The biretta is a tri-cornered or square-shaped hat with silk trim, tuft (except for the birette of seminarians and cardinals) and three raised wings, called "horns," on top at three corners (the side of the hat without the horn is worn on the left side of the head). It is made of scarlet silk for cardinals, violet silk for bishops, and black merlino for priests, deacons, and seminarians.
 
 
 

In addition to the above,
the Bishop wears a:

 

Pectoral Cross

The pectoral cross is a cross, usually about 6 inches in height, worn around the neck of a bishop and suspended by either cord (in liturgical vestments or choir) or chain (in abito piano). The cord is scarlet and gold for a cardinal; green and gold for a bishop. The pectoral cross is worn on the chest of prelates so as to keep the Cross close to their hearts.

Crozier

The crozier is the shepherd's staff used by bishops. The crozier has always been in the Church a symbol of the bishop's pastoral role. In the very early Church, it was made of wood, but in the early Middle Ages metal (silver and gold, depending on rank) was used instead. Wooden croziers again began to be used during the time of Vatican II and are common today.

Popes don't use a crozier, and only since the time of Vatican II have they used a crozier-like staff called the "pastoral staff." The pastoral staff is silver with a crucifix at the top.

Episcopal Ring

When a Bishop is consecrated as Bishop, he receives a ring representing his office (Cardinals receive their own special ring, also). The Pope's ring, known as the "Fisherman's Ring," is the personal and unique seal of that reigning Pontiff and is (or at least used to be) destroyed on his death.

Zucchetto

The zucchetto is the silk yarmulka-like skullcap worn by bishops. The Pope's zucchetto is white; the cardinals' zucchetti are scarlet; the bishops' zucchetti are violet. Priests may use a black cloth zucchetto for everyday wear, but not during the liturgy.

Mitre

The mitre imitates the Old Testament priestly headcovering and is the headdress of bishops, worn at liturgical functions. It is either precious, golden (orphreyed), or simple (simplex). The precious mitre is worn by celebrants, the simple by concelebrants, and the golden by the celebrant at an ordination. All cardinals wear a damasked mitre (simplex) in presence of the Pope. It is very tall and made of layered white damask silk.
 
 
 

In addition to the above,
a Metropolitan (Archbishop) wears a:

 

Pallium

The pallium is worn only by archbishops (in their own dioceses), patriarchs, and the Pope, as symbol of their authority. It's a band of white wool adorned with 6 small black crosses, worn around the neck with extensions front and back, and pinned to the chasuble in three places about the neck. The non-silk part of the pallium is made of white wool, part of which is supplied by two lambs presented annually by the Lateran Canons Regular on the feast of St. Agnes (21 January). The lambs are solemnly blessed on the high altar of that church after the pontifical Mass, and then offered to the pope, who sends palliums made of their wool to the archbishops.
 
 

In addition to the above, the Pope wears a:



Fanon

The fanon is a vestment , rarely used nowadays, reserved for the Pope during a pontifical Mass. It consists of a double mozzetta (short shoulder-cape worn by bishops outside the liturgy), the first going under the stole and the second over the chasuble.


 

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Step by step vesting by the priest -- up to the Pope. Very informative.
1 posted on 12/30/2008 8:17:01 PM PST by Salvation
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To: Salvation

I like the steps:

**In addition to the above, the ___________ wears a ____________.


2 posted on 12/30/2008 8:18:04 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Amen.


3 posted on 12/30/2008 8:20:55 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (revolution is in the air.)
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4 posted on 12/30/2008 8:23:34 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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Liturgical Colors

Liturgical Colors




light
innocence
purity
joy
triumph
glory


White

Season of Christmas
Season of Easter
Feasts of the Lord, other than of His passion
Feasts of Mary, the angels, and saints who were not martyrs
All Saints (1 November)
Feasts of the Apostles
Nuptial Masses
Masses for the dead (Requiem Masses) when the deceased is a baptized child who died before the age of reason

Note: White is the color of Popes' non-liturgical dress. White can be replaced by Silver.



the Passion
blood
fire
God's Love
martyrdom


Red

Feasts of the Lord's passion, Blood, and Cross
Feasts of the martyrs
Palm Sunday
Pentecost

Note: Red is the color of Cardinals' non-liturgical dress



the Holy Ghost
life eternal
hope


Green

Time After Epiphany
Time After Pentecost



penance
humility
melancholy


Violet

Season of Advent
Season of Septuagesima
Season of Lent
Rogation Days
Ember Days (except for Pentecost Ember Days)
Vigils except for Ascension and Pentecost
Good Friday

Note: Violet, literally "amaranth red," is the color of Bishops', Archbishops', and Patriarchs' non-liturgical dress



mourning
sorrow


Black

All Souls Day
Masses for the dead (Requiem Masses), except for baptized children who've died before the age of reason



joy


Rose

Gaudete Sunday (Third Sunday of Advent)
Laetare Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent)



joy


Gold

Gold can replace white, red, or green (but not violet or black)

5 posted on 12/30/2008 8:25:14 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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6 posted on 12/30/2008 8:29:58 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Most complicated.


7 posted on 12/30/2008 8:32:12 PM PST by Ciexyz
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8 posted on 12/30/2008 8:32:38 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Very interesting. Thanks!


9 posted on 12/30/2008 8:32:55 PM PST by MozartLover (Proud mom of a Wisconsin National Guardsman.)
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To: Ciexyz

I would daresay that very few Catholics even know the names of the vestments that a priest wears, let along the significance of each, or that he says a prayer while putting it on.


10 posted on 12/30/2008 8:33:37 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
The alb is the long white, robe-like vestment worn by all clerics at liturgical celebrations (celebrant, concelebrant, deacon, or acolyte). The alb (from Latin word alba, meaning "white") can be traced to the ancient Roman alb worn under a cloak or tunic; its color symbolizes purity and its form recalls that described in Ezekiel 28:4.

Eze 28:4 In thy wisdom and thy understanding thou hast made thyself strong: and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures.

Eze. 28 deals with Satan portraying God...What's the connection here???

11 posted on 12/30/2008 8:55:52 PM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: Salvation

I don’t think the prayers for vesting exist in the 1970 Roman Missal. I’ve only seen priests do it before the “extraordinary form.”


12 posted on 12/30/2008 8:55:57 PM PST by Pyro7480 (This Papist asks everyone to continue to pray the Rosary for our country!)
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To: Salvation

The Eastern vesting prayers:

The Alb

My soul shall rejoice in the Lord, for He has clothed me with the garment of salvation; He has covered me with the robe of gladness; as a bridegroom He has set a crown on me; and as a bride adorns herself with jewels,so He has adorned me.

The Cincture

Blessed is God, who girds me with strength and makes my way blameless. He made my feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me secure on the heights.

The Stole

Blessed is God, who pours out his grace upon his ministers, as myrrh upon the head, that runs down the beard, the beard of Aaron, that runs down the border of his robe.

The Maniple

Thy hands have made and fashioned me. Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

The Chasuble

Thy priests, O Lord, will clothe themselves with righteousness, and Thy people will rejoice with joy always, now and ever and unto ages of ages, Amen.


13 posted on 12/30/2008 9:01:11 PM PST by lightman (Red & Blue B. Hussein Obama posters make great kindling!)
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To: Iscool; Salvation
What's the connection here???

I don't know, Iscool. I've never seen that before. I'll research that.

14 posted on 12/30/2008 9:02:08 PM PST by Pyro7480 (This Papist asks everyone to continue to pray the Rosary for our country!)
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To: Salvation

Very cool.

I remember when I was an altar boy I used to be able to hear and see some of this.

My old monsignor used to put on a piece and sit down and obviously meditate for a few minutes, then put on the next, then sit down, then the next,...


15 posted on 12/30/2008 9:35:47 PM PST by incredulous joe ("No road is long with good company. " - Turkish Proverb)
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To: Pyro7480

Could be, but my priest who says the Novus Ordo Mass has prayers posted in the sacristy. Perhaps I am one of the fortunate ones, eh?


16 posted on 12/30/2008 9:43:25 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: lightman

Thanks, lightman.


17 posted on 12/30/2008 9:43:54 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Any help with post# 11?


18 posted on 12/30/2008 10:13:10 PM PST by neb52 (Currently Reading: The Senior by Mike Flynt)
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To: neb52; All

I just opened my Bible and read Ezechiel chapter 28. Quite simply, with all due respect, I believe Iscool’s interpretation of the meaning of this chapter is incorrect. Judge for yourselves, it seems pretty clear.


19 posted on 12/31/2008 12:36:23 AM PST by baa39 (www.FightFOCA.com - innocent lives depend on you)
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To: baa39

A reminder to be humble? That was the best I could think of reading Ezechiel 28:1-10.


20 posted on 12/31/2008 12:48:31 AM PST by neb52 (Currently Reading: The Senior by Mike Flynt)
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To: baa39
I just opened my Bible and read Ezechiel chapter 28. Quite simply, with all due respect, I believe Iscool’s interpretation of the meaning of this chapter is incorrect. Judge for yourselves, it seems pretty clear.

Eze 28:2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
Eze 28:3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
Eze 28:4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
Eze 28:5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffic hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
Eze 28:6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
Eze 28:7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
Eze 28:8 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
Eze 28:9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
Eze 28:10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
Eze 28:11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Eze 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
Eze 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

If you can't see that's Lucifer, I don't know what to tell you...

21 posted on 12/31/2008 1:52:47 AM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: neb52
A reminder to be humble? That was the best I could think of reading Ezechiel 28:1-10.

All I can think of is that God has blinded your eyes to the scriptures...

22 posted on 12/31/2008 1:54:51 AM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: neb52
Eze 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Eze 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
Eze 28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

23 posted on 12/31/2008 1:59:47 AM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: baa39

“Ezekiel 28:4.”

I think this is a typo. Looks like it should be Exodus 28:4.

And these shall be the vestments that they shall make: A rational and an ephod, a tunick and a strait linen garment, a mitre and a girdle. They shall make the holy vestments for thy brother Aaron and his sons, that they may do the office of priesthood unto me.


24 posted on 12/31/2008 2:54:06 AM PST by neb52 (Currently Reading: The Senior by Mike Flynt)
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To: Iscool; Salvation

Ping to post #24.


25 posted on 12/31/2008 6:58:32 AM PST by Pyro7480 (This Papist asks everyone to continue to pray the Rosary for our country!)
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To: Salvation
One of the things we all learned in first grade and, actually, a lot of people remember. The black on All Souls Day is one that isn't always done. Not too long ago, the archdiocesan ceremonies nerd wore an old black fiddleback for All Souls Day. Really cool. It was so stiff and it reeked to ancient incense, but all us younguns loved it.
26 posted on 12/31/2008 7:12:24 AM PST by Desdemona (Tolerance of grave evil is NOT a Christian virtue (I choose virtue. Values change too often).)
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To: Iscool
I guess, I'm confused. As a priest prays for humility as he is vesting, how does that violate the passage? I got out my Douay-Rheims and it's amazingly the same as I would imagine you are using a King James. Again, there does not seem to be a connection.
27 posted on 12/31/2008 7:19:47 AM PST by Desdemona (Tolerance of grave evil is NOT a Christian virtue (I choose virtue. Values change too often).)
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To: Salvation

Our pastor wears a blue long-sleeve buttondown shirt with dress slacks and shoes for the traditional 8 and 9:30 a.m. service, and then changes into blue jeans and tennis shoes or boat shoes for the 11 a.m. “contemporary” service . . . .


28 posted on 01/01/2009 12:28:50 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

“Our pastor wears a blue long-sleeve buttondown shirt with dress slacks and shoes for the traditional 8 and 9:30 a.m. service, and then changes into blue jeans and tennis shoes or boat shoes for the 11 a.m. “contemporary” service . . . .”

I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.

I feel very sorry for you, but thank you for the perspective.

It’s against canon law to slap a priest, isn’t it?


29 posted on 01/01/2009 4:17:17 AM PST by dsc (A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.)
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