Vestments of the Celtic Orthodox Christian Church

Attire while on Non-Liturgical Church business:
  • The ordinary attire of all clergy is a Black Cassock or tunic.  This may be of any style.
  • Clergy who are Celi De are to wear the Habit: 
    • cassock
    • black hooded  circular chasuble ( when laid out flat, a Celtic chasubles is a circle 8-10 feet in diameter with the neck hole and hood in the center) 
    Both are of a black heavy fabric. The chasuble  may be removed according to need as it is an overcoat. 
  • Priests wear
    • the Cross of their office over the chasuble.
    • Abbots may carry a short, straight walking stick with rounded top or open-form wooden crook
    • Archpriests may carry a short, straight walking stick with rounded top.
  • Bishops wear
    • Cross or Rationale of their office over the chasuble.
    • ring on their right hand.

    • They may carry the straight walking stick with rounded top or open-form wooden crook

Liturgical dress:
Servers and all Clerics:
  • cassock
  • alb
Subdeacon:
  • cassock
  • amice
  • alb
  • sole† *
  • maniple† *
Deaconess:
  • Habit:
    • cassock
    • black hooded  circular chasuble
  • stole†
    Due to the non-Eucharistic nature of this Order, vesting in the Habit and Stole is optional. 
Deacon:
  • cassock
  • amice
  • alb
  • cincture
  • stole† worn over the left shoulder and held on the right side by the cincture.
  • hooded and circular chasuble† 
  • maniple†*
  • cuffs†*
Priest:
  • cassock
  • amice
  • alb
  • cincture
  • stole †worn crossed over the breast and held by the cincture.
  • hooded and circular chasuble†
  • Cross
  • maniple†*
  • cuffs†*
    • Abbots carry a short, straight walking stick with rounded top or open-form wooden crook.
    • Archpriests carry a short, straight walking stick with rounded top.
  • Bishop:
    • cassock
    • amice
    • alb
    • cincture
    • stole† worn straight down the front and held by the cincture.
    • hooded and circular chasuble†
    • Rationale
    • maniple†*
    • cuffs†*
    • ring
    • staff or crook of Abbots
    • The Mitre is the flat Mitre

    † Of the Color of the Day.
    *Maniple and cuffs are worn only if the Eucharist is to be Offered.
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