The chasuble, which covers all the other priestly vestments, is a symbol of the “yoke of Christ.” When a newly-ordained priest receives his chasuble, he is instructed that it signifies charity. Chasuble color reflects the liturgical color of the day; in North America, there are only five officially-approved colors: green for Ordinary Time, purple for Lent and Advent, white for most feasts of Christ (except the Passion) as well as feasts of Our Lady and non-martyred saints; red for the Passion, Pentecost and martyred saints, and rose for Gaudete Sunday in Advent and Laetare Sunday in Lent. Other colors are often permitted in North America: gold or silver for solemn feasts and black for funerals and All Souls Day.
All chasubles are sold with a bonus matching underlay stole.
Chasubles are decorated with embroidered orphreys, which take different shapes depending on the chasuble style. Semi-gothic chasubles generally have Y-shaped orphreys that extend over the shoulders in a yoke design, while the orphreys on gothic chasubles are a simple vertical band extending from neck to hem. Modern chasubles may be ornamented with other designs rather than orphreys. The fiddleback chasuble, named for its distinctive shape and generally seen at Tridentine liturgies, is shorter and often ornately decorated.
All chasubles sold by Aquinas and More are high-quality vestments made in the USA, Great Britain, Italy, Poland or sometimes India. No chausable sold on our site is manufactured in China. See our handy Chasuble Buying Guide for information on sizing, styles, and accessories, or contact one of our knowledgeable associates by phone.
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