Saturday, 24 November 2012

Feast of Christ the King

The chasuble shewn in the adjacent photograph was made for a priest in the Archdiocese of Sydney. The chasuble is made from an English ecclesiastical brocade, lined in red cotton and ornamented with an orphrey braid in green, red and gold.

This orphrey is one of several braids which have been especially designed by the Saint Bede Studio to commemorate the Pugin bicentenary year. It features a stylised monogram of the letters IHS surmounting by a latin Cross.  A Pugin chasuble in the collection of the former seminary of Saint Cuthbert at Ushaw, UK, was the basis for the design of this braid, designated Saint Edmund.

Click on the image for an enlarged view.