Friday, 24 February 2012

Ash Wednesday

In 2010, Father Jeffrey Lee from Trenton, New Jersey (USA) commissioned the Saint Bede Studio to prepare a Solemn Mass set for the season of Lent, comprising several chasubles and dalmatics. The principal chasuble was prepared in that style referred to as semi-conical: a modified cut of the ancient shape of the chasuble.

These vestments were made from a Roman purple brocade, ornamented with another brocade in silver and black and outlined with a narrow galloon. To increase the sombre visual effect, a chevron in black silk was added to the chasuble.

One of the concelebration chasubles is also shewn, ornamented more simply, but with the same scheme.

Parts of the set were completed last year, whilst a further two chasubles were prepared for Ash Wednesday 2012.

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These photographs are the copyright of The Times of Trenton.