Over at Rorate there is a very interesting entry about chasubles through history.  I think you will find it instructive.

Here is a sample:

Note well: the "taglio filipino" 

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. W says:

    What is a good source of “taglio filipino” chasubles?

  2. Emilio says:

    The linked picture is not visible here, so I’m not sure which chasuble you refer to (without looking at the source :-)

  3. AJdiocese says:

    Fascinating article. Seems to have an anti Roman Chasuble agenda but fascinating anyhow.

  4. Adam says:

    I truly enjoyed this article, and I felt like I learned a great deal. Personally, so-called “Roman” chasubles aren’t really my cup of tea, just as “Gothic” ones might not be to others. I had heard before that the more ample form dates back farther, but it is good to have the evidence for this in the article.

    I do have a question for Fr. Z and any priests reading this:

    If and when you celebrate the extraordinary form, do you alternate between “Roman” or “Gothic” chasubles, and, if not, why not?

  5. Fr. N says:

    Photo does not show up.

  6. Greg Hessel in Arlington Diocese says:

    Father Z,

    Where do you get your chasubles from?

  7. Greg: Some vestments were rescued from a dumpster at the seminary. Some were purchased in Rome. Some were gifts.

  8. elizabeth mckernan says:

    That was a fascinating history of the chasuble you pointed readers to – thank you. I am so glad those vestments were rescued and presumably are now being used by you. I have occasionally seen vestments on sale in European flea markets and always hope that they find a buyer who will pass them on for proper use.

    PS Following publication this week of the ‘Catholic Herald’ we in Britain now know more about Fr Z!

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