Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Collect...

Nice to see the attendants of the Cardinal in copes as they always had been - with the bugia.

Can you see the one cleric holding the had-candlestick, called by rubrics and ceremonials bugia, palmatoria or scotula?

It’s a low candlestick with a long handle. It is held near to the book by one of the attendants of the Prelate whenever the latter reads or sings something from the book (except on Good Friday and not used by the Pope).

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