Saturday, 2 July 2011

Priestly Ordinations 2011 - part 3

The third in this series of Ordination vestments features a chasuble  prepared for a young man who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Co-Cathedral of S' Thomas More, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee (USA)  on 4th June, along with two other men.

The ordinand asked for a chasuble in the Saint Martin design, but strictly in colours of white and gold. This design is extremely ample and is intended to be more contemporary in appearance, even though based in Catholic traditions.

A renaissance-style ivory damask was chosen for the chasuble, ornamented with a brocade of white and gold, outlined with a narrow galloon. The ornamentation is in the traditional Roman style of the TAU. The chasuble was fully lined in gold dupion silk.

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