Saturday, 10 March 2018

Laetare Sunday 2018

Rose vestmentsTwice a year, the Church breaks the tone of its penitential seasons by the use of rose-coloured vestments.  Rose-coloured vestments were never commonplace and they still are not.  Many different colours have been deemed by the Church as acceptable as liturgical rose.  Some of these are a salmon shade; some a silvery-pink, almost mushroom-colour; some close to what we would call Bishop's purple or fuchsia; and some red with overtones of gold.

We are pleased to feature this chasuble set, named Rosa Mystica, made for a returning customer in the United States. The vestments are made from dupion silk and lined in silver taffeta. The orphrey of this chasuble is formed from a floriated braid in the early Mediaeval style.

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