The STOLE is a long cloth, about four inches wide and of the same color as the chasuble, that is worn around the neck like a scarf. It is secured at the waist with the cincture.
Traditionally, the STOLE was crisscrossed on the chest of Read More
The CINCTURE is a long, thick cord with tassels at the ends which secures the alb around the waist. It may be white or may be the same liturgical color as the other vestments.
In the Graeco-Roman world, the CINCTURE was Read More
The ALB is a long, white garment, which flows from shoulders to ankles, and has long sleeves extending to the wrists.
The ALB was a common outer garment worn in the Graeco-Roman world and would be Read More
This week we begin learning about the many items our Priests wear at every Mass. Along with each item we will also learn the spiritual purpose of each item worn.
The first thing our Priest puts on is the AMICE. This is a piece of white linen, rectangular in shape, with two long cloth ribbons.
The priest places it around his neck, covering the Read More