|The chasuble being used at the First Mass of Father Andrew Benton in 2009.|
This chasuble is in the fully conical form, which is bell-shaped, and is made from an ivory ecclesiastical brocade. A yellow-gold brocade in the form of a chevron is used to ornament the chasuble, together with a braid in Royal Blue and gold. The design of this chasuble does not identically reproduce S' Thomas' chasuble, but rather is a modern interpretation of it. The original, of course, is not white, but rather made from dark purple silk. A second post will describe the actual Becket chasuble itself.
|During the Solemn Mass of Father Benton, 2009.|
|Shewing the striking combination of braids and folds.|
Photographs of the First Mass of Father Andrew Benton of the Archdiocese of Sydney, were taken by Dr Chris Steward.