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Catholic Origins

Catholic Origins
Clerical Collars: Symbolism and Meaning

The clerical collar is an item adorned as part of Christian clerical clothing. The clerical collar is an item adorned as part of Christian clerical clothing. Clerical collars are detachable and the styling allows them inserted or buttoned onto a clergy shirt. They are often fastened by a few metal studs, attached at the front […]

Catholic Origins
Clerical Garment Types and Care

Vestment is the term for a formal article of clothing that is worn by the people who conduct a worship service. Vestments originated as ordinary street clothes of the first century, but have more or less remained the same as clothing fashions have changed. Clerical is the term to describe the distinctive street clothing that clergy […]

Catholic Origins
Clerical Clothing: Simple, elegant and traditional

Clerical clothing has strictly adhered to codified rules that were implemented to bring uniformity to those devoted to the Church. Priests and vicars were easily identifiable by the clothing they wore – most prominently by the collar that featured around their neck. With modern times, these rules have softened and nowadays priests need a more […]

Catholic Origins
Pandemics and Christian Compassion

The church has been handling pandemics for over 2,000 years and whilst we have recently become reacquainted with this familiar invisible enemy, we must look at the epidemic experiences of generations past and take what we can from their actions.

Catholic Origins
The Graduation Cap

The graduation ceremony is a coming-of-age tradition and has remained a prestigious acknowledgement of someone successfully achieving an academic milestone. With many aspects of the graduation ceremony changing over the years, one traditional garment seems impervious from going out of fashion – the graduation cap. Along with the gown, the graduation cap is one of the […]

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