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« on: February 06, 2006, 08:28:19 PM »

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I've been pondering about this. The pointed hats they use in the Western Church such as in the Roman and Anglican hierarchy, are they an innovation or has the western church always used this clerical attire, even in Pre-Schism days. Ive seen some icons of the Council of Nicea, and Blessed Augustine of Hippo, and Saint Patrick, all of them shown wearing pointed hats, not pillar hats like as it is in the Eastern Church. These are relatively recent icons though and the one I have seen of these subjects further back, show them wearing nothing.


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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006, 08:30:07 PM »

People didn't even wear clerical hats until relatively late.  As a rule, I'd assume "divergent practice" before I assumed "innovation" in matters liturgical.

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2006, 10:31:27 PM »

These are relatively recent icons though and the one I have seen of these subjects further back, show them wearing nothing.

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I would disagree with this statement.  The subjects of those early icons weren't shown wearing nothing, but normally were dipicted with figleaves.  Nudity just isn't that common in modern iconography.   Grin
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