Friday, December 19, 2008

Velletri: the Diocesan Museum...









Are the three cones for the morse of the episcopal cope?

5 comments:

Johnny Domer said...

Why is all that stuff in a museum? Looks like a lot of it's still good!

W. Schrift said...

As wonderful as it is to see these things, they shouldn't be in a museum, but being used ad majorem Dei gloriam!

Robin Ward said...

Three pine cones in a line on the morse: the liturgical privilege of a cardinal-bishop. Three pine cones in a triangle: the Papal penitential morse. The pine cone is also the pattern which decorated the white mitres of cardinals in the Pope's presence.

JPSonnen said...

The Romanian girl tour guide there said on special days they still use some of the stuff there in the cathedral liturgies.

Anonymous said...

Robin Ward,

Wow, where can one find that information?