Monday, December 10, 2012

Dominican Requiem Solemn Vestment Set: Blessed Sacrament Priory, Seattle WA

Blessed Sacrament Priory and Parish, the Western Dominican Province community in Seattle WA has provided with with these images of their newly commissioned vestments for Dominican Rite Solemn High Requiem Mass.

The set includes, along with the usual chasuble, dalmatics (the term tunicle is not used in the Dominican Rite), soles, maniples, bruse, veil, and cope (For the Absolution at the Catafalque), the humeral veil (used during preparation of the chalice) and the mappa (placed over the knees of the priest, deacon, and subdeacon when seated at the sedilla). Here follow images of some of the principal parts of the set.

There is a extensive photo collection of the vestments on Facebook here. On that page be sure also to check out the photo collections below the vestment photos: they include images a several earlier Dominican Solemn Masses at Blessed Sacrament.

The Chasuble
One of the two Dalmatics
The Cope
Detail of the Chasuble
Burse, Veil, Maniple
Here is the Humeral Veil over the subdeacon's Dalmatic on the right,
and the deacon's Dalmatic and Stole on the left
And finally, the Mappa
A nice collection of photos showing the vestments in use at the Solemn High Dominican Requiem for All Souls at Blessed Sacrament this November can be viewed here, courtesy of Pat Bucy.

The priory and parish is to be congratulated on the care that was used in designing these vestments.  It is my understanding that much of the work was done by Fr. Boniface Willard, O.P., who was ordained two years ago.