Liturgical Patrimony: Folded Chasubles

The Church of the Resurrection in New York has recently acquired two of the few sets of folded chasubles to be commissioned since these vestments were abrogated at the time of 1955 revision of the Holy Week rites. The violet set pictured above is the 2002 work of a Parisian studio.

A set of black folded chasubles (pictured below) was commissioned this year from Richard Luzar in the U.K. This set replaced one from the 1920s that was showing significant wear. It is made of black and gold St Margaret fabric and was used for the first time on Good Friday 2010. I have seen both sets and they are of very fine quality.

Father Swain restored the pre-1955 Holy Week rites at Resurrection 2002.

At the Solemn Collects

At the Epistle

Some readers may also be interested to know that Resurrection has recently acquired a beautiful Marian blue High Mass set from Benedictus in Spain. Pictures of that set and additional images of the folded chasubles can be found at Resurrection's website.

St Magnus the Martyr in London has also recently revived the pre-1955 Holy Week rites. Pictures of their new folded chasubles and the liturgies of the week at the Ex Fide blog.


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