January 30, 2013

Shash - Headgear of the Chaldean Catholic Clergy

On 6th March 2012 I published an article about the shash (شاش) - the headgear of the Chaldean catholic clergy.
You can read it here.

A very interested article was published on the baghdadhope blog on 29th January 2012:

January 29, 2013

Zucchetto Meets Biret - Pope John Paul II with Alumni

This picturs is showing John Paul II meeting with alumni of the Jagiellonian University on 8th of June 1997.
The alumni are wearing the Polish biret

January 08, 2013

Coptic Emma - عمة

Pope Theodoros II of Alexandria (left) and Metropolitan Bakhomios (right)
during the coronation of Pope Tawadros II on 18th November 2012.

The metropolit is wearing a high elaborated emma.

Hat Worn by Priests of the Congregation of the Mission

Head covering worn by priests of the Congregation of the Mission in the XVII century.
They are popularly known as Vincentians, or Lazarites, Lazarists and Lazarians.

January 04, 2013

The Venetian Biretta

© picture: Wikimedia

© picture: Alessandro Serranò
 Instalation of bishop Francesco Moraglia as Patriarch of Venice on 25th March 2012
He is wearing a biretta made out of plain red silk (without moiré effect) with 3 horns (blades, wings) and a red pompon.
Even if he is not a cardinal, he is allowed to wear the red color.

© picture: Alessandro Serranò
Bishop Francesco Moraglia wearing a red pileolus (soli deo, zucchetto).
He is using a red-golden pectoral cross cord for his cross, too.

January 01, 2013

Bishop's Biretta

Recently seen on ebay.
Interesting construction - "Lined with a straw form to offer air circulation"

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