Thursday 13 June 2024

Saint Philip Neri vestments

 

Saint Philip Neri vestments


For this post, we are pleased to present a very simple set of vestments, made in the traditional Roman style.  The vestments are made from a beautiful ivory brocade and fully-lined in a shade of gold silk.  The chasuble in this post is ornamented in the well-known Roman style, a TAU at the front and a column at the back, formed simply by an out-lining golden galloon. 

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-made imitations!

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Wednesday 12 June 2024

The Throw-away Culture

 

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The throw-away society we live in, where the value of anything is measured in short-term satisfaction, is consumerist and ungodly.  The Church is not immune from such a mentality, unfortunately.  Vestments can be purchased ONLINE quite readily and affordably and the merit of this is all measured by convenience.

The Saint Bede Studio wishes to offer an alternative to this culture.  Our vestments are made to last decades (if well cared-for).  They are the product of artistic and careful design, not mass-production (no pun intended).

One such is shewn in this post - a glimpse of a set of green vestments in the mediaeval style.  The vestments were made from a lovely shade of English ecclesiastical brocade and lined in taffeta of a deep red colour.  

The ornament was formed from a lovely braid in colours of red and ivory, upon black.  These vestments are simple in their ornamentation, but striking.  The maniple is finished with solid fringing in colours of green and ivory.  There is no need here for fine embroideries, but the effect is created with strong colours and contrasts.

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Monday 10 June 2024

Red dalmatic

 

Dalmatics

In this post is shewn a glimpse of a pair of dalmatics made for a priest in the United States.  The dalmatics were made from a brighter-red shade of English ecclesiastical brocade and lined in taffeta of a taup colour.  

The ornament was formed from one of the Studio's unique braids in colours of platinum on black.  We called the braid Lux Aeterna.  It is also used with black and purple vestments.

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Thursday 6 June 2024

Festal Gothic Revival Vestments

 

Gothic Revival Vestments

In this post is shewn a glimpse of a set of festal vestments in the Gothic Revival Style.  The vestments were made from a rich golden shade of brocade and lined in taffeta of crimson-red colour.  

The ornament was formed from one of the Studio's unique braids Saint Chad in colours of red and straw-gold, upon a Royal Blue base.  It is shewn in this image ornamenting the chasuble and the base of the maniple.  These vestments are striking in their ornamentation.  There is no need here for fine embroideries, but the effect is created with strong colours and contrasts.  And, of course, quality workmanship.

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Wednesday 5 June 2024

Red Gothic Revival Vestments

 

Red Vestments

In this post is shewn a glimpse of a set of red vestments in the Gothic Revival Style.  The vestments were made from a rich shade of English ecclesiastical brocade and lined in taffeta of a brass-gold colour.  

The ornament was formed from one of the Studio's unique braids Saint Giles in colours of burgundy and straw-gold, upon red.  It is shewn in this image ornamenting the base of the maniple.  These vestments are simple in their ornamentation, but striking.  There is no need here for fine embroideries, but the effect is created with strong colours and contrasts. 

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Tuesday 4 June 2024

The Season "Per Annum" : 3

 

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Following Pentecost, the Season "Per Annum" has resumed.

In this post is depicted a section of a set of vestments in a lovely shade of green and ornamented with the Studio's Sancte Deus orphrey braid.  This braid is in the distinctive colours of deep blue and ivory upon a green background.  The accessories of this set - stole, maniple, chalice veil and burse - were constructed from dupion silk.

This set of vestments is not elaborate, but is well-made and will be serviceable for many years.  It is very suitable for weekday celebrations of Mass in warmer climates.  There is much to be said in favour of vestments of simple dignity for weekday Mass.  

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Monday 3 June 2024

Festal Dalmatic

 

Festal dalmatic
Figure 1. Apparel and cuff ornament of a dalmatic.

In this post is shewn a glimpse of a pair of festal dalmatics made for a priest of the Archdiocese of Melbourne (Australia).  The dalmatics were made from an ivory shade of English ecclesiastical brocade and lined in taffeta of a brass-gold colour.  

The ornament was formed from one of the Studio's braids in colours of straw-gold, on red;  the braid is a reproduction of a design of AWN Pugin.  A square apparel, ornamenting the chest-area of the dalmatic, was formed from a brocade in orange, red and straw-gold, outlined with a quatrefoil braid.

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Figure 2. Apparel and clavi ornament of a dalmatic.


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Wednesday 29 May 2024

The Season "Per Annum" : 2

 

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Following Pentecost, the Season "Per Annum" has resumed.

In this post is depicted a section of a Gothic chasuble made from a lovely shade of green moirĂ© taffeta and ornamented with the Studio's English Rose orphrey braid.  This braid is in the distinctive colours of green, red and white upon a black background.

This set of vestments is not elaborate, but is well-made and will be serviceable for many years.  There is much to be said in favour of vestments of simple dignity, eschewing the principle "too much is never enough."

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Sunday 26 May 2024

The Most Holy Trinity

The Saint Bede StudioIt is truly fitting and just, right and profitable for our salvation, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Lord, holy Father, almighty, eternal God. With your only-begotten Son and the Holy Spirit, you are one God, one Lord, not in the singleness of one Person, but in a Trinity of one substance. For, whatever we believe through your revelation about your glory, the same also we believe about your Son and about the Holy Spirit, without distinction or difference. So that in acknowledging the true and eternal Godhead, we adore each individual person and, at the same time, their one substance and their equal majesty: which the Angels, the Archangels, the Cherubim and the Seraphim all praise, never ceasing to cry out with one voice:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of mighty hosts! The heavens and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Bless'd is he who comes in the Lord's name. Hosanna in the highest.

This is the translation of the Preface of the Most Holy Trinity prepared by the Saint Bede Studio for the Order of Mass published by Ignatius Press in 2008.  Copies of this Mass book may be purchased at this link.

The translation and illustration may not be reproduced without prior approval.

AMDG

Saturday 25 May 2024

Whitsuntide : 5

 

Red vestments

In this joyous Octave of Pentecost, we are pleased to present further images of a set of red vestments.  

The set was made from ecclesiastical brocade in a fiery combination of red and straw-gold and lined in a matching shade of red.  The vestments were ornamented in the Roman style, with a TAU at the front and a column at the back, formed from an outlining galloon.  

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-designed imitations!

The work of the Saint Bede Studio is distinctive for its artistic qualities and the pains taken with every detail, such as the alignment of ornaments.  Even a restrained set of vestments like this is striking for its combination of colours and fine workmanship.

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