February 29, 2012

Head Coverings Worn by Members of an American Choir

© picture: Uusko Ja Elama
Members of an American choir wearing head coverings from the time before the Fall of Constantinople

February 24, 2012

Mitre of H.H. Pope Shenouda III

His Holiness Pope Shenouda III., 117th Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy Apostolic See of Saint Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria,  receives a mitre designed by the V. Rev. Archpriest Mikhail Edward Mikhail of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Cleveland, Ohio, USA on occasion of his 40th anniversary as patriarch.

On the mitre is embroidered the monogram of Pope Shenouda's name in Coptic letters as well as hand-painted icons of Christ, St. Mark, Sts. Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria, and St. John Chrysostom. The mitre was custom made by the craftsmen of Liturgix, Sofia, Bulgaria.

© all pictures: Liturgix

February 18, 2012

Biretta of George Cardinal Alencherry

Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly
Consistory on 18th of February 2012

It is some kind of "Birettra, a combination between elements of the Roman biretta and the Syro-Malabar mitre.

On the top of the biretta:
Kurishu or Nasrani Menorah cross of the Knanaya

On 29th of May 2011 Bishop Mar George Alancherry was installed as the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church and Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese at a solemn ceremony held at the St. Mary’s Cathedral Baslica at Cochin.
He is wearing a red mitre similar to the biretta which the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI., placed on this head during the consistory of 18th of February 2012.

St. Thomas Christians

February 09, 2012

The Hats Worn by a Cardinal - Consistory on 18th February 2012

Shop window of Ditta Annibale Gammarelli, Rome
on 8th Ferburay 2012, 10 days before the consistory.
On Display:
The wardrobe of a cardinal

The biretta with 3 horns (blades, wings) a a littllstem of twisted cord on top,
made out of watered silk

Qob - biretta worn by the cardinals
Made of red silk with moiré effect.
The last cardinal worn this typ of Qob was Paul Cardinal Tzadua

Biretta of the Syro-Malabar Church
See as well:

Tabieh or Tabiah - طابية
See as well:

during the consistory on 24th November 2012
wearing a mudi thoppi

The pileolus (zucchetto, soli deo) made out of watered silk

The cappello romano (sturno) made out of feld with hat cord in red/gold.
Thy type of hat alos availabe in beaver.

The galero

The non collapsible/foldable winter biretta made out of
heavy fulè (foulée), mixture of wool and cashmere.
Keeps the head very warm.
Today this type of biretta is no more in use.

made out of heavy red wool
on display at:

Consistory held on 27th June 1977:
Pope Paul VI. placed the biretta on Joseph Ratzinger's head

February 03, 2012

Jewish Cantor Hats

These cantor hats came out of the workshops of Liturgix, Sofia, Bulgaria.
They make the hats in black and white with or without tassel.
Ask for model MI-369 and they will gladly assist you.

More information about the Jewish cantor's hat you will find here.
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