Friday, 16 April 2010

Mitres Part III

The Saint Bede Studio was commissioned by the Latin Mass Community of Caulfield (Archdiocese of Melbourne) to make four mitres for the use of His Lordship Bishop Meeking during the Liturgies of Holy Week and Easter. We are pleased to shew some photographs of the Bishop wearing the mitres, in addition to some other photographs giving further detail of the mitres.

Left and above:
Precious mitre worn during the Masses of Easter Night and Easter Day. The shape and ornament of this mitre is based on illustrations and examples found in 12th-13th century Italy and France. The mitre is made from cloth silver and ornamented with braids in varying shades of gold. The photographs also shew the conical chasuble designed by the Studio based on the famous chasuble of S' Thomas Becket kept at Sens Cathedral. This will be the subject of a separate post.

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Cloth gold mitre worn on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, the Easter Vigil, Easter Day and Easter Monday.

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Photographs of the Holy Week liturgies were taken by Dr Chris Steward


Precious mitre worn during the Procession of Palms on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday. This mitre is a simplified form of the 14th century mitre found throughout Europe and UK. By that century the mitre had begun to be made taller, without the exaggerations which occurred from the late 15th century onward. This mitre is made from silk damask. Its ornament is derived from the designs of AWN Pugin.


Simplex mitre worn on Good Friday.