Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Return: Classical Rite at Pantheon...

Here we see an example of the much beloved Roman custom of the "folded chasubles" (folded up and attached with buttons).
On certain days throughout the year the deacon and subdeacon do not wear the dalmatic and tunicle, as they are signs of joy (cf. see vesting prayers).
This is done, for example, in collegiate churches, as with the Pantheon (a.k.a. Basilica Collegiata di S. Maria Ad Martyres).


Dr. Peter H. Wright said...

I never thought I'd live to see the day !

The folded chasuble in penitential seasons was, I thought, abolished in 1962.

(I didn't know capitular churches were exempt.)

It appears to be making a comeback !

Anonymous said...

Laws which govern the rise and decay of organisms don't even cover this most beautiful thing this side of heaven, the rite that will not die.

Let us love the Faith and proclaim ourselves defenders of it (rather than constant critics of our own Catholic liturgical custom) as we were instructed by the Bugnini breath.

Perceive liturgical custom.

Anonymous said...

What super pictures, thank you.

It is truly inspiring to see planetis plicatae being worn. I would be hard pressed to think of a more authentic Roman custom than the ancient and venerable use of these vestments. I presume the 'subdeacon' is in fact not so ordained as he is not wearing the maniple.

The fact that their use was abolished in the 1962 missal shows that someone has the good sense to interpret the 1962 missal in the light of tradition. Well done and more of the same please!