This beautiful Chasuble originates from Continental Europe and dates back to the 19th Century. It is stunningly decorated with two fine Wool Needle Point Panels. This work is conducted magnificently in typical Gothic Revival Design. It is made out of fine Silk & Linen. It says Alpha - PX - Omega the Chi Rho. It stands for Jesus being the beginning and the end. The black color indicates that this vestment was used for funerals.
The chasuble is the outermost liturgical vestment worn by clergy for the celebration of the Eucharist in Western-tradition Christian Churches that use full vestments, primarily in the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran churches. In the Eastern Churches of Byzantine Rite, the equivalent vestment is the phelonion. "The vestment proper to the priest celebrant at Mass and other sacred actions directly connected with Mass is, unless otherwise indicated, the chasuble, worn over the alb and stole" (General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 337). Like the stole, it is normally of the liturgical colour of the Mass being celebrated.
Good Antique condition with signs of general wear commensurate with a textile that has been worn handled and displayed for a long time. Some holes and tears - nothing major. (Please see pictures)
SIZE: 44" x 25"
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