Depending on how familiar you are with clerical clothing, you may or may not be familiar on the reasons why clergy shirts are worn. In the case of religion, clerical garbs send a clear message that someone who is wearing them is in service to the church.
The evolution of clerical garbs and dresses has been in constant motion and has continued to change and evolve alongside contemporary fashion. Looking back through the decades lets us see how clerical outfitting has changed and where we may expect it to go in the future…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.