Monday, December 18, 2006

Vestment diagram for those learning

One of our commenters noted that they weren't too up on the particularities of vestments and their names. As such, I thought I would find for those readers who are as of yet unfamiliar with the names of some of the basic vestments, a diagram which shows many of them. Here is one such that evidently comes from a pre-conciliar book on the subject:

a. Amice (worn around the shoulders and neck)
b. Alb
c. Cincture
d. Maniple
e. Biretta
g. Mitre
h. Crosier/Crozier (sometimes today referred to as a "pastoral staff")
i. Humeral Veil (Worn by the priest when carrying/giving Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament; also worn by the subdeacon when carrying the sacred vessels at Solemn Mass)
j. Stole
k. Chasuble
l. Surplice
m. Cassock
n. Cope

Missing from this diagram is the "dalmatic" and "tunicle", worn by the deacon and subdeacon respectively. Somewhat like a chasuble, but with sleeves and square on the bottom rather than rounded or pointed like a chasuble.

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