Vestments

Procuring vestments, liturgical articles and supplies
In the Young Rite we tend to use vestments and liturgical articles similar to those used in the Liberal Catholic Church. Many things may be bought in local church stores, yet often getting the things one wants at a reasonable price is a daunting task. Many vestments may be made at home, given that one has sufficient time. Making your own chalice and paten, however, is a task most of us are not able to do.

Many circles of the Young Rite purchase their things from a shop in India. One of our bishops has visited the shop and ensures us that the articles are made in a workshop run by principled people, with decent working conditions and not using child labour. We can therefore recommend them: Catholic Liturgicals. All items marked with an asterisk (*) below are available from them.

Below are non-exhaustive lists of vestments and articles that may be required:

For those wishing to celebrate the Eucharist

Item/desciption Priest Deacon Sub-deacon Comments
Cassock (blue-purple or white) yes yes yes alternative: ‘skirt’ made of simple lining with an elastic worn under alb
*Clerical shirt + collar (blue-purple) yes yes yes alternative: white shirt
*Alb yes yes yes
Amice apparel yes yes yes Available from St Alban Press
*Cincture (white) yes yes yes
*Stole yes yes in any case a white stole, other colours optional.
Priest’s cross optional
Missal yes Download from this site
Book of Ceremonies suggested Available from St Alban Press
Liturgy suggested suggested suggested Available from St Alban Press or download from this site
The Pillars of the Temple suggested suggested suggested Available from Lulu

Attributes for those wishing to celebrate at home or wishing to start their own circle

Item description Comments
*Chasuble Preferably gothic style; in any case white/gold, other colours optional
*Maniple in any case white/gold, other colours optional
*Chalice veil in any case white/gold, other colours optional
*Burse in any case white/gold, other colours optional
*Pall
*Corporal often bought as part of a linen set
*Purificator often bought as part of a linen set
*Chalice & paten inside surface of chalice and upper surface of paten should be gold-plated
Six candlesticks (& candles)
*Thurible
*Incense boat
Incense good quality incense is available from the Liberal Catholic Church Grail Community – Oratory or Karnak are recommended
Altar Cross preferably without corpus
Cruets one for water, one for wine
Lavabo dish and towel
Holy water dish and shell
*Oil stock preferably one with three compartments
Large hosts, small hosts usually available from a local church supply store
Red grape juice/red wine

Optional articles for those wishing to celebrate at home or wishing to start their own circle

Item description Comments
Consecrated jewels 3 sets, each set containing a diamond, sapphire, jasper, emerald, topaz, ruby and an amethyst; consecrated by a bishop
Altar stone (containing one set of consecrated jewels)
Ray crosses (containing one set of consecrated jewels)
*Sanctuary bell
Taper holder a small candle is a handy alternative
Extinguisher
Tabernacle
*Pyx and/or ciborium to reserve consecrated hosts, inside surfaces should be gold plated
*Cope for Solemn Benediction
*Monstrance for Solemn Benediction
*Humeral veil for Solemn Benediction

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