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Offline Rosehip

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The Pope's Red Shoes
« on: September 17, 2010, 09:48:10 PM »
I noticed that popes seem to wear red shoes. What does this signify?
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Re: The Pope's Red Shoes
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 10:18:17 PM »
I noticed that popes seem to wear red shoes. What does this signify?
It is part of the Emperor's wardrobe.  There are several stories about the Emperors at Constantinople (and even the caliphs, who adopted the custom in Syria) where a rebel signals bid for the throne by putting on red boots.
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Re: The Pope's Red Shoes
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 10:35:32 PM »
I noticed that popes seem to wear red shoes. What does this signify?

The footwear of the Pope and the Clergy

Why Does the Pope Wear Red Shoes?
The Shoes of the Pope and the Clergy Illustrated in over 170 Pictures

http://www.dieter-philippi.de/en/ecclesiastical-fineries/campagi-the-footgear-of-the-pope-and-the-clergy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_shoes

His Other Holiness from Tibet also wears Red Shoes


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Re: The Pope's Red Shoes
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 10:55:22 PM »
Very interesting and curious! Thank you so much, Ialmisry and Father!
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Re: The Pope's Red Shoes
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 12:35:48 AM »
I noticed that popes seem to wear red shoes. What does this signify?

Hope this link works for you:

http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=89732516


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Re: The Pope's Red Shoes
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 12:48:32 AM »
I noticed that popes seem to wear red shoes. What does this signify?

The footwear of the Pope and the Clergy

Why Does the Pope Wear Red Shoes?
The Shoes of the Pope and the Clergy Illustrated in over 170 Pictures

http://www.dieter-philippi.de/en/ecclesiastical-fineries/campagi-the-footgear-of-the-pope-and-the-clergy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_shoes

His Other Holiness from Tibet also wears Red Shoes



I like the Popes red shoes better!
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Re: The Pope's Red Shoes
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 05:42:57 AM »
It is also worth noting that the iconographic depiction of the Mother of God always shows her wearing red footwear, even as a little child, such as in icons of her Entry into the Temple. Crimson shoes were the customary and exclusive footwear for female Byzantine princesses, and that became the standard for all icons of the Virgin.
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