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Vestments

 

Vestments signify the role that a leader has in the Eucharist. “In the Church, which is the Body of Christ, not all members have the same office. This variety of offices in the celebration of the Eucharist is shown outwardly by the diversity of sacred vestments, which should therefore be a sign of the office proper to each minister. At the same time, however, the sacred vestments should also contribute to the beauty of the sacred action itself.”

Most Catholics would readily recognize the alb, stole, and chasuble of the priest at Mass. Concelebrating priests and deacons also have appropriate vestments to signify their particular role in the Mass. 

Stole and Chasuble


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