Monday, March 13, 2006

I need some help here!


This is my third post in one day. I must be getting sick.

I found this photograph and I don't know what to make of it: A bishop dressed in cappa magna, wearing a mitre, a crozier and a stole. I have never seen this before. So, please, tell me: What's going on here?


Blogger Rubrician said...

What super pictures.

Do you or does any other blogger know when Cardinals stopped wearing violet in Advent and Lent etc

5:38 AM  
Blogger leo said...

I am not sure if the change of color in choir dress came about in 1952 under Pius XII (motu proprio "valde solliciti") or in 1969 under Paul VI (motu proprio "ut sive sollicite"). I got neither of both texts here right now. It happened somewhere on the road to a liturgy "distinguished by a noble simplicity" (Pope Paul VI, December 4th 1963), which nowadays of course translates to a liturgy ravaged by the desire to serve the whims of the fashionably educated.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Rubrician said...

Thanks. Not Valde solliciti - I have a copy in front of me. That took the trains on cassocks away, halved the length of the cappa magna and got rid of the violet silk cassock etc, the summer mourning dress.

Ut sive sollicite does not mention violet (or black for bishops. I had wondered if there was something inbetween.

11:03 PM  

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