|Pentecost Sunday 2006:|
tongues of flame chasuble.
Puzzlingly, however, with the accession of Benedict XVI, very few TAU-ornamented chasubles were seen: quite disappointing.
The early Benedictine chasubles were all extremely ample and were often ornamented in rather inventive and understated ways. Certainly the focus was on the appearance of the fabric rather than its ornamentation.
This post features some of these chasubles, all of which disappeared during the arrival of Marini the Second.
|Midnight Mass 2006: Crosses embroidered all over the chasuble with diaper-work |
around the neckline and edges of the chasuble.
|A rich chasuble with embossed braid around the edging and fully lined.|
The mitre matched the vestments. May 2006.
|A very ample chasuble made from a deep red damask: very rich.|
Mass for a deceased Cardinal 2006.
|Ss Peter and Paul 2006:|
scarlet red chasuble with ornament in black and gold: a matching cope shewn in a previous post.
The mitre was frequently worn by Pope Benedict; its medallions are unfortunate.
|Good Friday 2007:|
another chasuble of deep red silk, but with very simple ornament.
It struck an appropriately sombre note for the Commemoration of the Lord's Suffering and Death.
|Good Friday 2007, during the Prostration.|
Pope Benedict fully clad in a crimson chasuble of noble simplicity.
|Corpus Christi 2006.|
A beautiful chasuble of straw-coloured silk damask.