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Decently habited, LXXXIII

March 13, 2012

The Rt Revd Andrew M. L. Dietsche, bishop coadjutor of New York.

Why Bishop Dietsche makes the cut:
• albe
• amice
• cassock beneath the albe
• good-quality vestments, not cheap, ugly, low-budget sci-fi/fantasy castoffs

Bishop Dietsche.

The candidate, in his albe, is examined.

The episcopal ring.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandford MacLean permalink
    March 13, 2012 22:49

    I well-dressed prelate, true– although it would have been nice to see a dalmatic under the chasuble, and please: put the pectoral cross where it belongs, inside the chasuble!

    • Richard Bowley permalink
      February 27, 2013 10:59

      Although it is proper to place the pectoral cross under the chasuble (and dalmatic to be proper), I see a lot of Anglican bishops wear the pectoral cross over the chasuble. This, more likely, a practice borrowed from Byzantine Rite Orthodoxy and Catholicism where the bishops, prelates, abbots, and even priests wear a pectoral cross over their outermost vestment (sakkos for bishops, phelonon for all “ranks” of presvyters). And this, especially for Byzantine Rite bishops, where they wear the omophoron (the Byzantine version of the Roman Catholic pallium) with their vestments.

  2. March 14, 2012 17:50

    Magnificent – though I agree about the placement of the pectoral cross.

    Just my opinion, but I think that the addition of the dalmatic is a bit fussy, and makes already heavily-layered habiliments just that much over-warm in temperate climes in buildings with central heating. Better an episcopal chasuble directly over the alb than a dalmaticked prelate on the floor from becoming overheated!

  3. Richard Bowley permalink
    February 27, 2013 10:51

    All the Lord Co-Adjutor Bishop of New York is missing is the dalmatic (over the alb, cincture, and stole, but underneath the chasuble) and the maniple, if such Mass was done in the Anglo-Catholic manner.

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