Great succeeding postings on His Eminence! Quick question or observation. The second photo strikes me as rather odd. The Bishop on the Cardinal's left is just plainly wearing the Mozzetta. Shouldn't he be wearing both the Mozzetta and Mantelleta? Also, I thought that the Pectoral Cross and it's Chord should be worn underneath and not above the Cappa Magna, is it? Thanks!
In the presence of an Apostolic Delegate, the Ordinary does not change his appearance, that is, mantelletta for mozzetta (Caer. Episc. I, iv,7). As for the pectoral cross, it is to be worn under the cappa (SCR 17 August 1916).
Clearly, the Apostolic Delegate was still an Archbishop when these photos were taken due to the "Pompom" that can still be seen in His Excellency's biretta. What if the Apostolic Delegate was already a Cardinal? Does the Ordinary still dress in mozzetta and not with the mantelletta? These details always seem trivial know to some but it fascinates me and wishes that it be brought back. The Living Church can be clearly seen more in the small details!
Even in his own diocese, an Ordinary wears the mantelletta in the presence of a Cardinal, but, in this case, he puts on the mantelletta under the mozzetta [ Caer. Episc. I. iv, 2,3,7]; but, if the Cardinal be a Legate a latere, the Bishop puts aside the mozzetta and keeps only the mantelletta over the rochet.
I don't remember if I've ever posted a comment on this blog before, but I just wanted to say that I love all these old pictures. As a "returned" Catholic, and fairly new Traddie (in communion with Rome, of course) I appreciate what you're doing to preserve the old traditions. ( I hope I made that clear, I have trouble typing and thinking at the same time.)
These details always seem trivial know to some but it fascinates me and wishes that it be brought back. The Living Church can be clearly seen more in the small details!------------------------------------Kate, these "details" are indeed trivial and "The Living Church" is even more clearly seen by our lives spent in providing a Christ-like example to the world, not by the changes in a bishop's wardrobe.
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