The life and times of the most recent parish priest of St Joseph`s and St Wilfrid`s, Gateshead.
Why are the deacon & subdeacon wearing black dalmatic & tunicle before the ordination?
It`s a dark violet.
Expanding the question; why aren't they wearing the vestments of the Mass as both bishop & asst priest are?
The deacon and subdeacon of the Mass are wearing the matching vestments.The two you refer to are the assistant deacons at the throne. Notice they wear the dalmatic not over an alb but over a surplice and amice. It`s all in `Pontifical Solemn Mass at the Throne` in your Fortescue.
No wonder the Liturgy needed to renewed. Why is so much lace thought to be traditional?
I don`t see why it is obvious that all this should be swept away Anonymous. I`m not that keen on lace myself however.
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