Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Patriarch of Lisbon

It has been a little while since we have shown our readers any archival photographs of liturgical ceremonial, and so I thought I would share these showing the Patriarch of Lisbon.

Amongst the items of interest here are the use of the flabella (which many will recognize from papal ceremonial of old, as well as the Dominican rite -- to namely only two such instances), and some of you may notice the rather "tiara" or "triregnum" like look given to the mitre worn by the patriarch. For a bit more on some of what surrounds this, interested readers may like to travel all the way back to a post published on here in 2006 by Matt Alderman, Curiosities of the Tiara.

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