POLL: For All Souls Day Mass 2015 what color vestments did you see?

I am sure that even though today is not a Holy Day of Obligation, many of you have gone to Mass or will go later.

Let’s have a poll.  The combox is open.  You must be registered and approved to comment but anyone can vote.

For All Souls Day Mass 2015 what color vestments did you see?

  • Black - Traditional Latin Mass (30%, 755 Votes)
  • White (25%, 622 Votes)
  • Black - Novus Ordo (23%, 590 Votes)
  • Purple (19%, 475 Votes)
  • Other (3%, 75 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,517

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39 Responses to POLL: For All Souls Day Mass 2015 what color vestments did you see?

  1. CradleRevert says:

    I haven’t been to Mass yet, but I know it’ll be black.

  2. Chon says:

    Mass doesn’t start for 8 hours yet, but I know it will be black. It’ll be Dominican Rite, Latin Requiem Mass, with Cantores in Ecclesia singing Giovanni Francesco Anerio’s “Missa Pro Defunctis.”

  3. aquinasadmirer says:

    I, too haven’t been to Mass yet. I know what to expect though:
    Ordinary Form. Black Vestments. Fauré Requiem. 7pm.

  4. Ordinary form, black vestments. I took some time in the homily to explain why I was wearing them, as well as why violet and white are also options —at the same time pointing out that these are options for funeral Masses too. I suspect many have not seen black vestments here for some time, but it seemed well-received. I did the same at my previous parish last year for the Sunday All Souls Masses.

    People can’t embrace the tradition unless they are exposed to it.

  5. oldconvert says:

    Went to Mass this morning; Novus Ordo, purple vestments. Had a good homily on Purgatory, though.

  6. Stephanus83 says:

    Ordinary form, black vestments, and the mass was ad orientum. I’m blessed to have a very reverent ordinary form mass to attend.

  7. DisturbedMary says:

    Morning Mass, Father had white and trimmed gray. I guess gray is the new black for purgatory?

    At noon Mass at another Church, Father just had a manipule? over an alb. He mentioned that black or purple or white would be appropriate but he didn’t want to wear black. In the sacristy, I told him if I was to be buried out of that Church, I would want dies irae black vestments. He said he would not wear black but there are churches (this is NY) where I could have that. I said I would write it in my will so that my family knows. St. Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us.

  8. mary says:

    First time I have ever seen them. A sight of beauty. Praying for the souls in purgatory.

  9. iPadre says:

    I wore black for both OF and EF.

  10. kjmacarthur says:

    Black, Anglican Ordinariate Use.

  11. Sonshine135 says:

    Black vestments. The chalice was veiled in purple. My son served the Mass as MC. Father and I had a short conversation after Mass where I told him no white vestments or pall for my casket at which point he told me my son told him I wanted a clown Mass. ;)

  12. pelerin says:

    Evening Mass in the Extraordinary Form with magnificent black and silver vestments.

  13. JKnott says:

    At our beautiful Basilica today the priests wore very handsome dark purple vestments at the NO.
    However, today was THE day that the new pastor has begun the work to detach the magnificent marble high altar beneath the gorgeous baldacchino and move it forward so he can use it for the NO Mass. He assures us that the Sunday 6PM EF Mass will still be able to be celebrated ad orientem in spite of the fact that there are a series of about 3 steps in the way when they move it. Maybe they will be blasted out. Who knows. And the “generous” donor who is paying for this will also have a marble stand to put the marble tabernacle on behind it. Too bad the money couldn’t have been directed to needy the school. So many of us are utterly heartbroken. I know this is on another topic but I ask for your prayers for our previously devout parish of 148 years without a reckovation.

  14. ChesterFrank says:

    I tried to go to Mass at three different churches today, but there was no noon Mass offered. I guess that was a victim of the consolidation of parishes.

  15. Grumpy Beggar says:

    I was fortunate to attend a morning Mass (in English) and an evening Mass (in French) today. They were both ordinary form, and for each of them , white vestments were worn by the presider. We were given a very good homily on Purgatory at the morning Mass where Father explained to everyone – at length why , as a priest, he is obliged to pray for the souls in Purgatory every day. Our parish was not always so blessed. For quite a time (over 8 years) the word “Purgatory” was never mentioned from the ambo.

    I was caught a little off guard by the variations in readings, and prayers. When I discovered that none of the readings were identical in the English and French Masses, I did a little more digging to discover that neither of these matched theMass readings for today posted at EWTN. Example:

    English Mass here (Archdiocese of Montreal): 1st – Job 19: 1,23-27 , Psalm 103 , 2nd- 1 Corinthians 15: 20-23, Gospel John 12: 23-26

    French Mass here: 1st – Isaiah 25: 6a.7-9 , Psalm 30 (31) , 2nd- Romans 8: 14-17 , Gospel John 12: 26-28

    EWTN 1st – Wisdom 3: 1-9 , Psalm 27: 1,4, 7-9, 13-14 , 2nd – Romans 5: 5-11 , Gospel John 11: 17-27

    Neither were the presidential prayers identical in English and French. I would definitely have a preference for the way the French Prayer After Communion for today’s Commemoration was expressed. (I’ll put them in another post so this doesn’t drag).

    Oh, and there was the option of a Solemn Blessing today at the English Mass. . . which we never got to receive : Sighhhhhhhhhhhh ! (What’s that Monty Python expression again ? . . . “Stop yer moanin’.”)

  16. Grumpy Beggar says:

    Here is the Prayer After Communion from the English Ordinary Form from our Archdiocese for today , followed by its French counterpart:

    Prayer After Communion

    Grant we pray, O Lord, that your departed servants, for whom we have celebrated this paschal Sacrament, may pass over to a dwelling place of light and peace. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Prière Après la Communion

    Nous avons communié , Seigneur, au sacrament de ton Fils, mort pour nous , resusscité dans la gloire , et nous te supplions pour tes serviteurs défunts : fais que, purifies dans la Pâque du Christ, ils aient en partage la gloire des élus quand viendra l’heure de la resurrection. Par Jésus . . . Amen

  17. ASPM Sem says:

    We only have one black chasuble at the seminary, so the main celebrant wore black and concelebrants purple.

  18. Kathleen10 says:

    iPadre, there isn’t much opportunity to say this, but I appreciate you. :)
    Sonshine, lol.
    Happy All Soul’s Day all. I’m very happy today. I brought all my memorial cards to Mass and prayed for deceased family members and friends. I have many cards from other people and those people are now included, each one prayed for by name today. I fulfilled a plenary indulgence for my mom.
    It is times like this I feel sorry for Protestants, who lose loved ones and do not have the teaching on Purgatory nor Indulgences, All Soul’s Day, to give them consolation. Their loved ones are gone, just gone, in their sight. To realize this treasure is not taught today, it just makes no sense. We trade a tapestry for a Kleenex.

  19. Cyrillus Mariae Cheung says:

    I myself celebrated the 1st mass in purple semi-gothic vestment and the 2nd in black roman chasuble. My parishioners loved it!!!

  20. rollingrj says:

    I have to explain my vote. The priest wore a white chasuble with a purple stole on the outside. (He will on occasion wear a stole outside his chasuble.) Never mind the fact he substituted Purgatory for Judgement as he mentioned the Four Last Things during his homily this morning (a quasi Q & A with the school children).

    My heart rejoices with the rest of the Communion of Saints. There are days like this when the Church Militant is more like the Church Suffering.

  21. Michaeli says:

    12 Noon EF Missa Cantata: a beautiful black roman set of vestments and the priest sung all the parts with the people as we lack a formal choir during the week. The Mass was beautiful and the homily focused on the need of our prayers for the dead for purgation.

    5pm OF at Cathedral: a lack luster Mass where the vestments were white and the deacon wore the stole outside the dalmatic. The homily lacked mention of purgatory or hell and focused on the resurrection while the prayer of the faithful continues to still pray for the local Episcopal cathedral. The high point other than the Eucharist was the small choir using the EF introit and communion antiphon both as hymns and using the Latin Agnus Dei.

  22. dhgyapong says:

    You need another category in your poll for Black: Ordinariate Divine Worship (Anglican patrimony)

  23. Gregg the Obscure says:

    I don’t mind the white vestments one bit because the homily was orders of magnitude better than any I’ve ever heard. The four last things preached with clarity, vigor and fervor. Better yet, the homilist is my new confessor.

  24. Spade says:

    My home parish, which I couldn’t attend, had black vestments. Two of the priests have really awesome ones.

    The parish we went to due to schedules had the priest (who has great homilies and a great reputation) in a dark purple.

  25. Militans says:

    I went to an ordinariate use mass after work, celebrated as low mass with black vestments. Sadly apart from the servers and priest I was the only one there – there was terrible fog in England and I believe a lot of people were unable to come due to traffic or, if free, preferred to go during the day.

  26. Imrahil says:

    TLM, and hence, of course, black. Though the black is, of late, again gaining some ground in Novus Ordo circles around here (which mostly use purple).

    The cemetry benediction on All Saints afternoon was with purple vestments – that is, with purple stole. Alas, no cope; nor the traditional blessing-procession throughout all the graves either – but a symbolical blessing from the entrance of the mortuary chapel -; but then the cemetry I visited is a bit bigger than the one I know that procession from.

    Thank God, around here, we were never really troubled with use of white for the faithful departed.

  27. JonPatrick says:

    Purple vestments at an OF Mass but a good homily on purgatory and the need to pray for the dead.

  28. Mike says:

    Black vestments at traditional Solemn High Mass. Hell was not dwelt upon in the panegyric, but the Dies Irae was sung in full.

  29. mother undercover says:

    Black vestments for a novus ordo celebrated ad orientem with a cantor and full complement of altar boys.

  30. aquinasadmirer says:

    Update:

    Three priests, each had black vestments. One was fiddleback

  31. Fr. Bryan says:

    Ordinary Form, Violet Vestments, only because neither I nor the parish owns a black set of vestments.

  32. danielinnola says:

    Evening Mass, EF. Stunning black and silver vestments. Catafalque with unbleached candles covered with somber black and silver pall. Mozarts requiem in D minor. Absolution at the catafalque with plain chant.. Church was packed.. Literally with ppl standing in the back and side aisles.. I brought 2 protestant friends. They were greatly edified, especially with the Priests talk after the Mass proper on prayers for the dead and purgatory.. Last night renewed and strengthened my Faith.. But then again thats what real Liturgy does

  33. Moral_Hazard says:

    Black vestments at my NO 8:00 a.m. service. Bonus points for the unbleached candles the faithful could light. I have a special attachment to the souls in Purgatory so I’m edified by the reverent mass done by our new, 26 year old priest.

  34. Moral_Hazard says:

    Black vestments at my NO 8:00 a.m. service. Bonus points for the unbleached candles the faithful could light. I have a special attachment to the souls in Purgatory so I’m edified by the reverent mass done by our new, 26 year old priest.

  35. Wiktor says:

    I didn’t go to Mass but I did watch Ordinary Form Mass online, which was – suprisingly – in black.

  36. stilicho says:

    Our young associate pastor wore a beautiful black and gold set of Roman vestments for an unexpected EF mass at noon. He chastised us afterwards for not responding to the parts ordinarily responded to by the server, saying it was our obligation to do so in the server’s absence. I responded inaudibly to the parts I know, but there were some in the small number of attendants who had no clue as to what was even going on. I’m not complaining. He is a wonderful priest and an absolute treasure to our parish. However, he must realize that there are many devout members of this parish who have never been exposed to the EF and are not aware of their rôles in that particular setting. I’m not complaining, just saying…

  37. stilicho says:

    Our young associate pastor wore a beautiful black and gold set of Roman vestments for an unexpected EF mass at noon. He chastised us afterwards for not responding to the parts ordinarily responded to by the server, saying it was our obligation to do so in the server’s absence. I responded inaudibly to the parts I know, but there were some in the small number of attendants who had no clue as to what was even going on. I’m not complaining. He is a wonderful priest and an absolute treasure to our parish. However, he must realize that there are many devout members of this parish who have never been exposed to the EF and are not aware of their rôles in that particular setting. I’m not complaining, just saying…

  38. Famijoly says:

    I said three Masses on All Souls Day, all in black and all ad orientam. The first Mass was in the EF, the second in the OF, and the third in the OF at the cemetery. It was also my first use of the Dies Irae. Recited it in Latin at the Traditional Latin Mass and recited it in English as part of my homily at the cemetery Mass.

  39. Famijoly says:

    I said three Masses on All Souls Day, all in black and all ad orientam. The first Mass was in the EF, the second in the OF, and the third in the OF at the cemetery. It was also my first use of the Dies Irae. Recited it in Latin at the Traditional Latin Mass and recited it in English as part of my homily at the cemetery Mass.

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