What Is Our Priest Wearing? – The Chasuble
The CHASUBLE is the outer garment worn over the alb and stole.
Over the centuries, various styles of CHASUBLES have emerged.
Derived from the Latin word casula meaning “house,” the CHASUBLE in the Graeco-Roman world was like a cape that completely covered the body and protected the person from inclement weather.
Spiritually, the CHASUBLE reminds the priest of the charity of Christ:
“Over all these virtues put on love, which binds the rest together and makes them perfect” (Colossians, 3:14)
The former vesting prayer was:
“O Lord, Who hast said, ‘My yoke is sweet and My burden light,’ grant that I may so carry it as to merit Thy grace.”