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why do priests change cassock's?
« on: November 10, 2010, 06:52:18 PM »
sometimes Father will wear a white cassock, and sometimes a black one.  why is this?

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Re: why do priests change cassock's?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010, 07:16:01 PM »
I looked up a couple of things. I hope these are interesting:

A transcript of a podcast about vestments: http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/frederica/orthodox_vestments

And then, another site explaining liturgical colors: http://aggreen.net/vestment/liturgical_colors.html

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Re: why do priests change cassock's?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2010, 08:32:57 PM »
sometimes Father will wear a white cassock, and sometimes a black one.  why is this?

In Summer the white one doesn't make you soaking wet.
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Re: why do priests change cassock's?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2010, 09:17:11 PM »
In Russia, the clergy was divided into 2 groups...the White clergy, those who are married and the Black clergy, monastics.  The White clergy can wear cassocks of a variety of colors, whereas the Black or monastic clergy only wear black.  I've seen married priests in red, blue, white and green colored cassocks.  White is good for summer, as already mentioned, and also nice for the paschal season.
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Re: why do priests change cassock's?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2010, 09:27:22 PM »

At the UOCofUSA Sobor a few weeks ago, there were so many different colors and styles, that the Fathers joked that for the next Sobor they will most definitely have to hold a "fashion" show!

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Re: why do priests change cassock's?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010, 09:31:41 PM »
sometimes Father will wear a white cassock, and sometimes a black one.  why is this?
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Re: why do priests change cassock's?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2010, 09:49:17 PM »
sometimes Father will wear a white cassock, and sometimes a black one.  why is this?

In Summer the white one doesn't make you soaking wet.

I've noticed no difference, honestly.  My black and blue anderis didn't make me any warmer with all the sun than other clothes, and they didn't have more of an impact in summer than they do in winter.
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Re: why do priests change cassock's?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2010, 10:27:20 PM »

At the UOCofUSA Sobor a few weeks ago, there were so many different colors and styles, that the Fathers joked that for the next Sobor they will most definitely have to hold a "fashion" show!



There DID seem to be quite the discussion about cassocks and also beards!

Black is always appropriate, but I tend to wear white in the paschal season to match the vestments better. I too have not noticed much difference in how warm I get as a function of the color cassock I wear.

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Re: why do priests change cassock's?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2010, 10:39:37 PM »

Bless, Father!

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: why do priests change cassock's?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2010, 10:44:03 PM »

Bless, Father!

Welcome to the forum!

I've been lurking for a while.  I pray the Lord bless you, but I'm just your humble deacon from Indiana. ;)

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Re: why do priests change cassock's?
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2010, 10:51:35 PM »

...we love humble deacons!  They are the best kind!
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Re: why do priests change cassock's?
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2010, 11:51:46 PM »

At the UOCofUSA Sobor a few weeks ago, there were so many different colors and styles, that the Fathers joked that for the next Sobor they will most definitely have to hold a "fashion" show!



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Re: why do priests change cassock's?
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2010, 01:49:18 PM »

At the UOCofUSA Sobor a few weeks ago, there were so many different colors and styles, that the Fathers joked that for the next Sobor they will most definitely have to hold a "fashion" show!



I'm sure Fr. Borislav had something to do with that...lol  He's the American outlet for a Russian/Ukrainian vestment maker.  I remember seeing priests buying lots of colorful cassocks.
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Re: why do priests change cassock's?
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2010, 07:15:14 PM »


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