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« on: July 07, 2012, 09:06:15 PM »
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  • I can't think of the name of the stole-like vestment sometimes worn by men who are not priests or bishops.  It is something by which they can hold sacred vessels or the bishop's miter and crosier but recognize that they do not have the same right to hold those things with their bare hands.  I've also seen gloves used instead.


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    « Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 10:57:46 PM »
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  • I believe you may be describing a humeral veil (velum humerale), which must be made of silk, the purpose of which is "to cover the hands when something is held in them" and "is worn like a cape over the shoulders."

    It is most often seen when a Priest, garbed with a white humeral veil, holds the monstrance at a Procession or Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.


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    Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described by Rev. Frs. Adrian Fortescue and J. B. O'Connell (10th ed.; London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, Ltd., 1958), chapter ii., p. 32.

    Matters Liturgical: The Collectio Rerum Liturgicarum of Rev. Joseph Wuest, C.Ss.R., (trans. Rev. Thomas W. Mullaney, C.Ss.R, ed. Rev. William T. Barry; 10th rev. ed; New York: Frederick Pustet Company, 1959), no. 130.
    Please ignore all that I have written regarding sedevacantism.


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    « Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 11:28:51 PM »
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  • Nope, I know what a humeral veil is.

    What I'm describing is similar, except it is worn by someone who is not a priest for the purpose of holding the bishop's miter and crosier and possibly sacred vessels like the chalice.  Such people should not hold these things with their bare hands because they are not priests (and it was my understanding that no one but a priest may touch the monstrance even with a humeral veil).  I've seen gloves used for the same purpose.

    I've always seen them decorated sparsely compared to the humeral veil.

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    « Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 11:22:53 AM »
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  • It's called a vimpa.  I thought for some reason that it was also used by the altar boys to hold the chalice and ciboriae if they have to move them, and that there was a glove form.

     

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