Thursday 29 December 2016

On Saint Thomas Becket's Day

On this feast-day of Saint Thomas Becket, we are pleased to illustrate this new set of vestments, now familiar to readers of this Blog. These vestments were made for a young priest in Germany, a returning customer.

Posts describing the venerable chasuble of Saint Thomas (which was in the semi-conical form), can be viewed here and here.

The design of the chasuble shewn adjacent is a variation on the Studio's  Saint Martin chasuble, which is an ample but surprisingly lightweight chasuble.  Although visually similar to the original Becket chasuble, there is no attempt to produce an exact replica of it.

The vestments are made from an English silk damask, which is fully lined in blue taffeta. A narrow braid, designed by the Studio in an early mediaeval style, was used to ornament the vestments in the distinctive manner.

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Monday 26 December 2016

The Christmas Season

During the Christmas Season, we are pleased to present this chasuble which was made as a gift for an Ordinand in Chilé.

Somewhat different from the typical vestments of the Saint Bede Studio, this chasuble was made from silk taffeta of a distinctive burnished-gold colour. The chasuble is unlined and is ornamented with a lovely old braid amongst the Studio's collection in colours of brown, straw-gold and green.

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Sunday 25 December 2016

A Blessed Christmas

To all friends, customers and readers of this Blog, sincere wishes for a Blessed Christmas.

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill be made low; the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain; and the Glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.
Isaiah 40:4-5.

Michael Sternbeck
The Saint Bede Studio.

Tuesday 20 December 2016

During Advent

In 2012, the Saint Bede Studio received a special commission from the Church of Saint Birinus in Oxfordshire (UK) to make a set of vestments for Advent. Saint Birinus has adopted various usages from the Sarum Rite for their celebrations of the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. During the Season of Advent they use an English blue.

To accompany the existing chasuble, a dalmatic has now been made from a lovely English ecclesiastical brocade, in two tones of blue, ornamented with a narrow braid in colours of Royal blue, gold, red and white.  This braid was designed by the Saint Bede Studio.

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The small Gothic Revival Church of Saint Birinus
in Oxfordshire, UK.

Friday 16 December 2016

Maria Regina

Father Brian O'Donnell of the Co-Cathedral of S' Joseph,
Burlington (Vermont, USA) offering Mass
on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
in a Maria Regina chasuble.

Perusing the blog The New Liturgical Movement, we were pleased to find - amongst a sea of "Roman" chasubles - a set of Maria Regina vestments and a simple linen albe worn by our customer, Father Brian O'Donnell, of the Diocese of Burlington (Vermont USA). We are pleased to include these photographs here, which Father made available to The New Liturgical Movement.

During the Mass in S' Joseph's Co-Cathedral
on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Image: From The New Liturgical Movement blog.

Saturday 10 December 2016

Gaudete Sunday 2016

On Gaudete Sunday we are pleased to present this chasuble, recently completed for a returning customer.

This chasuble, in the Studio's Saint Austin style, is a different take on the usual colour palette of Rose vestments. The colours of the sky at dawn and sunset were the inspiration for this design, made of silk damask in the colours of burgundy and old gold, and ornamented with rose-coloured silk taffeta. The vestments were lined with a taffeta of muted red.

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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Studio Newsletter (updated)

The Saint Bede Studio Newsletter has now been distributed to those on our e-mail subscription list.

Any reader of this Blog wishing to receive the Newsletter may do so by sending an e-mail to the following address with the subject title NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION.

Thank you to those who have kindly contacted us in the last few days requesting to be added to the Newsletter mailing list. Your names have been added.