Saturday, March 22, 2008

Speaking of Roman Chasubles... Easter Vigil: St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC

With the recent interest in Pope Benedict XVI wearing a Roman style chasuble, an event that reasonably appears to be a part of his project to re-build a greater continuity between the pre and post-conciliar liturgical periods, I thought our readership would be interested in seeing the following images, taken this evening, of Cardinal Egan of New York City.

The pictures come from tonight's Easter Vigil ceremonies in St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC and you'll note that they are wearing Roman style vestments for the occasion. The deacon wore a matching dalmatic from the set.

This particular vestment was commissioned by a turn of the century New York Cardinal, Cardinal John Farley. The vestments depict embroidered scenes of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ, set against a gold background.

Thanks to the individual who sent these in to us.

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