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Offline Cryptinox

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White cassocks in non European countries?
« on: September 11, 2021, 01:49:19 PM »
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  • I have realized in some regions priests wear white cassocks. Is this due to the heat or is it a tradition? I see African priests wearing white cassocks along with Indian priests.

    Online Stanley N

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    Re: White cassocks in non European countries?
    « Reply #1 on: September 11, 2021, 02:14:01 PM »
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  • Yes, it is a concession due to the heat.

    It's also been around a while. You've probably seen pictures of +ABL in a white cassock as a missionary in Africa. He was in the C.S.Sp (Holy Ghost fathers) then but to the best of my knowledge, their normal habit is not white.


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    Re: White cassocks in non European countries?
    « Reply #2 on: September 11, 2021, 02:28:51 PM »
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  • Not only is it a concession for the heat, but even the meaning of the black cassock (death) is lost in Asian countries (at least China and Japan) where WHITE is the color of death.
    So there's an added reason in Asia to set aside the black cassock in favor of a white cassock.
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    Re: White cassocks in non European countries?
    « Reply #3 on: September 11, 2021, 02:53:36 PM »
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  • Asian countries (at least China and Japan) where WHITE is the color of death.
    Yes, that is one of the reasons the traditional Chinese color for brides is red, not white.

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    Re: White cassocks in non European countries?
    « Reply #4 on: September 11, 2021, 07:11:08 PM »
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  • Yes, that is one of the reasons the traditional Chinese color for brides is red, not white.
    And the Indians.


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    Re: White cassocks in non European countries?
    « Reply #5 on: September 11, 2021, 07:48:28 PM »
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  • Which is why Fr. Pfeiffer should lose the white cassock!  In the US, it’s symbolically incorrect, more in accord with the novus ordo, everyone goes to Heaven sect.  If you ask him, he’ll tell you he’s still under Bp. Fellay, his last official post with the SSPX being in the Philippines.  
    More important, though, is that he lose his warlock, close his “seminary” and rectify the matter of being a “bishop.”  

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    Re: White cassocks in non European countries?
    « Reply #6 on: September 11, 2021, 08:26:19 PM »
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  • Which is why Fr. Pfeiffer should lose the white cassock!
    Does he still wear white now that he thinks he's a "bishop"?

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    Re: White cassocks in non European countries?
    « Reply #7 on: September 11, 2021, 08:44:32 PM »
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  • Does he still wear white now that he thinks he's a "bishop"?
    Good question!  No, I guess he wears whatever Thuc line bishops wear.  I had to break off contact in 2015 after a run-in with the warlock.  Fr. Pf. didn’t believe me, didn’t care, or was okay with it.  He didn’t really say and did nothing.  His inaction was a deal-breaker.


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    Re: White cassocks in non European countries?
    « Reply #8 on: September 11, 2021, 10:42:54 PM »
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  • No, I guess he wears whatever Thuc line bishops wear.

    Looks like he went to a Trump rally dressed in white cassock, purple sash, like a missionary bishop in Africa/Asia. 


    He apparently uses a purple cassock sometimes.  


     

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