Sunday, 27 May 2007

Vestments for Pentecost

The Cardinal today wore a chasuble from one of the most magnificent sets of vestements owned by the Cathedral; on a rich byzantine fabric, the chasuble is decorated with gold flames on velevt bands. The dalmatic boasts applied pendants set with moonstones.

The copes, used today for the Divine Office, are especially magnificent.

The set was created for Cardinal Francis Bourne in 1928 by A. E. Grosse of Bruges, Belgium.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Truly magnificent, Father. Thank you for sharing.

What marvels they could achieve in the old days without machines.