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Offline Matto

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Rose or Violet?
« on: March 26, 2017, 06:44:34 PM »
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  • Today is Laetare Sunday. If you went to a traditional Mass today, which color vestments did the priest wear? I was expecting the priest to wear rose vestments today but the priest wore violet instead. I was disappointed because I look forward to the priest wearing rose vestments. I asked someone about this and he said in the missal it says that the priest can wear rose or violet today. Every other time this Sunday came around since I started going to the traditional Mass the priest wore Rose. So which color did your priest wear?

    I know they have rose vestments at my chapel because I saw the people who help set up the Mass lay out a rose chasuble for the priest to wear today but when the priest came he changed it to violet. I meant to ask the priest why no rose today but I did not get the chance to talk to him after Mass.
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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 06:55:25 PM »
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  • I just looked in my missal and it says violet for this Sunday. It is the SSPX 1962 Missal. But how come they always wore rose before this year. Was getting rid of rose one of the 1962 changes? Now I am confused.
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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 07:25:56 PM »
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  • You have me curious. We just discussed in a catechism lesson how you can assist at Mass 365 days out of the year and only see rose vestments twice.
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum Ergo

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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 07:29:19 PM »
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  • Laetare Sunday should be rose, which is today.
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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 07:01:54 AM »
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  • My SSPX church doesn't have rose vestments. A set of Mass vestments can get very expensive, so I can see why.
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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 08:42:23 AM »
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  • The priest where I went to mass wore rose.

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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #6 on: March 27, 2017, 09:48:03 AM »
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  • SSPX - wore rose vestments.
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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #7 on: March 27, 2017, 02:20:20 PM »
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  • Today is Laetare Sunday. If you went to a traditional Mass today, which color vestments did the priest wear? I was expecting the priest to wear rose vestments today but the priest wore violet instead. I was disappointed because I look forward to the priest wearing rose vestments. I asked someone about this and he said in the missal it says that the priest can wear rose or violet today. Every other time this Sunday came around since I started going to the traditional Mass the priest wore Rose. So which color did your priest wear?

    I know they have rose vestments at my chapel because I saw the people who help set up the Mass lay out a rose chasuble for the priest to wear today but when the priest came he changed it to violet. I meant to ask the priest why no rose today but I did not get the chance to talk to him after Mass.
    Some "rose-colored" vestments are actually pink. As it was explained  to me, a real rose color should be more the color of the inside of a freshly-cut salmon. If this is true, and I'm not good with colors, then perhaps your priest chose to use the acceptable violet-colored vestment if he didn't like to wear pink. Just a guess. Color can be a picky thing for some people.


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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #8 on: March 27, 2017, 02:23:51 PM »
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  • Laetare Sunday should be rose, which is today.
    Laetare Sunday should may be rose, which is today.

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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #9 on: March 27, 2017, 07:44:38 PM »
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  • Many medium to small chapels can't afford rose vestments.  They stick to the standard colors (white, violet, green, red, black) because that's the most widely available and affordable colors for vestments in today's world.  Vestments (even simple ones) are obscenely expensive and to spend precious chapel resources on vestments which are used for only two Sundays in the liturgical year (Laetare and Gaudate) is too much.  The rubrics are very lenient when it comes to rose Sundays (Laetare and Gaudate) which specify that violet is always permissible.

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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #10 on: April 09, 2017, 05:04:57 PM »
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  • I finally got a chance to ask father why he did not wear rose on Laetare Sunday. He said the vestments were not rose but were "hot pink" so he wore violet instead. So I guess the priests have been wearing the wrong color vestments all these years.
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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #11 on: April 09, 2017, 05:11:30 PM »
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  • I finally got a chance to ask father why he did not wear rose on Laetare Sunday. He said the vestments were not rose but were "hot pink" so he wore violet instead. So I guess the priests have been wearing the wrong color vestments all these years.
    Ha ha.
    I hope the person who bought or made those vestments wasn't there!
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum Ergo

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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #12 on: April 09, 2017, 05:26:07 PM »
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  • Laetare Sunday should be rose, which is today.

    Someone actually down-thumbed this?? Why? Probably a Feeneyite looking to increase my negative stats regardless of what I say.
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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #13 on: April 09, 2017, 05:41:11 PM »
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  • One option is to have a basket of rose colored 
    glasses in the vestibule for everyone to wear
    if you don't have any rose colored vestments.


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    Re: Rose or Violet?
    « Reply #14 on: April 09, 2017, 06:26:18 PM »
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  • The "official" liturgical color actually is violet, even for Laetare Sunday (and Gaudete Sunday in Advent).  Rose vestments, however, are authorized for wear--and, in most people's opinion (I think), are more appropriate given the tradition of Rose vestments the two days in the year.  

    When I was in the Novus Ordo, the parish I was in had beautiful Rose vestments, obviously from long before Vatican 2.  The visiting priest (we did not have a resident priest), however, brought his own vestments--and they were HOT PINK!  It was horrid!  Believe me, if those vestments your priest has are hot pink, you don't want to see him in them.

     

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