Today I said Mass on a live stream for St. Mark. I stuck to St. Mark rather than the Rogation Mass, because, well, I’m alone, and a procession of one guy alone, is just a guy going for a walk.
I checked my Ordo – from the Cantians in Chicago – and saw to my surprise WHITE vestments. “Okayyyy”, quoth I and set up for white. There was a tingling in the back of my head that this wasn’t right, but there it was in the Ordo. And – this year – it is only only Ordo I have – the FSSP didn’t send me one this year. Just sayin’. If they want me to make their Ordo visible…
So, I set up for white.
No sooner have I finished Mass but the pickers start to pick. “Why white and not purple or red?”
Purple, no, because it was not the Rogation Mass. But… red. In fact, that turns out to be the CORRECT color.
Here are some shots.
The Ordo from St. John Cantius:
There it is. WHITE
Now, the rubrics on colors of vestments in the Roman Missal.
For white – NB: Mark is an Evangelist, but not listed as a martyr.
For red: Note that Mark is an Evangelist.
So, white for non-martyrs, and non-martyr Evangelists are exceptions to the rule. They get red.
You know… I’ve only been doing this for almost 30 years. I guess I’m getting old and forgetful.
Of course when I looked at the Introit, and found the Mass “Protexisti”, which I have said yesterday and the day before for Sts. Fidelis and George, that was a hint. But, by that point, the die was cast.
Anyway, Ordos have errors.
I recommend double checking.
Nevertheless, I don’t think I have to go back and say the Mass over again. And I don’t think that Mark will mind very much.
I’ll file this under “Lighter Fare”.