Saturday, December 20, 2008

Custom: the winter cappa (cape)...




6 comments:

Bingles said...

Those prelates are rocking the cape!! I wish laity could wear them too.

Gregor said...

This type of cloak is known as a tabarro. Sadly, the black version seen here, which was before worn by priest, is the only version which officially remains (except for the Pope's red tabarro with gold trim) after Ut sive sollicite abolished the red and purple versions for cardinals and bishops. Occasionally, one still sees them, though.

Anonymous said...

I've seen bishops wearing the magenta cape like this, and the cardinals wearing red. I guess the black is just an "everyday" cloak.
I know all about Paul VI's ridiculous whine about ecclesiastical vesture in 1968 which eliminated the purple or red winter cape, etc. but some of the younger bishops are ignoring this vindictive document and bringing it all back anyway.
Regarding the return of Catholic glory and vesture, more power to them.

Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that even today the papal legates can use the red tabarro durante munere.

SMJ said...

Kenjiro, could you stop being so rude about Pope Paul VI?

He was a sucessor of St Peter and deserves respect!

rezzoni said...

"This type of cloak is known as a tabarro. Sadly, the black version seen here, which was before worn by priest, is the only version which officially remains (except for the Pope's red tabarro with gold trim) after Ut sive sollicite abolished the red and purple versions for cardinals and bishops"

Of course but when vested in abito piano prelates always used the black tabarro. The red or purple is just worn together with choir dress.