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Decently habited, CCIV

The Dean of St Paul’s installs the Revd Helen O’Sullivan as chaplain in 2016.


BDS Canterbury Tales: The Gift of Adventure

Today was our free day – really free afternoon – of the pilgrimage. After morning prayer, Eucharist, breakfast, and a visit with the Canterbury Cathedral stone masons, several of us set off for adventures in London. 389 more words


Rose Vestments Project

The Church of the Assumption, where Bishop Choby has so graciously facilitated the unusually generous offering of the Traditional Latin Mass, is still trying to build a proper collection of vestments.  251 more words

Good Vestments

I have been having deeply unChristian fun with bad vestments ( for the late lamented blog, see here: badvestments.blogspot.co.uk ). So I thought I’d better rebalance my karma or unharsh my buzz or summink by concentrating on the beauty of proper ecclesiastical vestments and habits.  23 more words


Vestment Shopping for the Liturgically Challenged, Part 3: Geneva Gowns & Academic Regalia

Welcome to Part 3 of the Rock That Collar vestment guide! Today, we wander down, down, down the mountain of churchmanship, away from the Summit of Lace, past Chasuble Ridge, through the Meadow of the Alb, until we get to the Geneva gown. 570 more words


Breaking News: Trade Court Rules That Snuggies Are NOT Vestments

Alert reader Ellen tipped me off to an important Court of International Trade ruling last week. The question on the table: For tariff purposes, are Snuggies considered apparel or blankets? 77 more words


Vestment Shopping for the Liturgically Challenged, Part 2: Choir Dress

During my first year of ordained ministry, my church held a service of Advent Lessons & Carols. My boss told me to wear “choir dress,” which I earnestly hoped meant “the same thing as the choir.” I skulked down to the choir room, donned a spare set of robes that looked like about the right size, and returned upstairs. 1,344 more words