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The Power of the High Priest's Vestments

This illustration of the vestments of the High Priest of Israel as God dictated to Moses in Exodus 28:2-4 (ESV) :

And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. 1,581 more words

The price of ...

In his play, ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’, Oscar Wilde puts one of his wonderful epigrammatic lines into the mouth of Lord Darlington when discussing what a cynic is. 822 more words

General Synod

The yoke

So, we went to York Minster for the Eucharist. The choir sang the Vierne ‘Messe Solonnelle’ like a dream, the organ bellowed out and the ‘God of the lectionary’ played that divine trick again by giving us a Gospel reading that we needed to hear.  743 more words

General Synod

Why do priests wear red on Pentecost?

Red is typically used in connection with the blood of the martyrs, but Pentecost does not have that emphasis.For more than a thousand years the Catholic Church has used various colors to denote feast days and liturgical seasons within the Church year.

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GRAVE: Cinctures and Fasciae

The cincture is a crucial part of the clerical wardrobe, but one that isn’t often noticed by the public.

It is essentially a rope tied around the waist whenever an alb is worn. 207 more words


Decently habited, CCV

The Revd Alan Carr, rector of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London.


Rose Vestments, supplemental update

I foolishly neglected to get photographs of all the fabric and trimmings spread out on the counter at Gammarelli’s, but you can see the trim and tassels that will be on the vestments in… 50 more words