Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Archbishop of Lisbon

The Shrine has an interesting piece on the Tiara which refers to the Patriarchate of Lisbon, who was entitled to various Papal ornaments, all scaled down a bit. I remembered seeing these photographs on Far Sight which show some of them in use, the fans, a triregnum (here, in mitre form), a portable throne, was also used, but I can't find a picture. What I find fascinating is the threefold chapter, pictured here Canon Priests and Deacons, reflecting the College Cardinals.
Anyone with more information?


Henry said...

Do you think the use of this magnificently absurd clothing is to stop us taking ourselves too seriously?

old believer said...

Clearly the Patriarch is using the falda too.

JGKester said...

Actually many colleges of canons were established along these lines, and you can still find in Fortescue that at pontifical Mass Canons were to be dressed in copes, chasuble, dalmatics, and tunicles over their rochets

Crux Fidelis said...

Why aren't the canons wearing albs under their chasubles?

old believer said...

Crux Fidelis,

Because they don't at Pontifical Functions in the Old Rite. Assistant Deacons, for example, at the throne wear a dalmatic over their rochet (if canons) or surplice. On the occasions the Chapter dons vestments they do so over the rochet rather than the alb.

It really is a relic of a 'ceremonial' concelebration. In the modern rite where they would concelebrate they wear albs. Albs were also limited to monastic customaries for servers too with the Roman rite having servers in surplices (or more usually cut down minimalist cottas).

Anonymous said...

There is plenty of evidence of servers in the various local variants of the Roman rite wearing amices, albs and cinctures in the middle ages (usually with apparels).

+ Wolsey