This “Becket” chasuble from The Saint Bede Studio is in the fully conical form

The website of the Saint Bede Studio shows a “Becket” chasuble with all the folds of the conical style.

Chasuble of S’ Thomas Becket

Sens#1Every now and then in the Liturgical Blogdom, interest appears in the famous chasuble of S’ Thomas Becket, preserved at the Sens Cathedral. The Saint Bede Studio is occasionally approached by priests seeking vestments based on the striking design of that ancient chasuble. For the Ordination of Father Michael Rowe of the Archdiocese of Perth in 1994, the Studio did design such a set of vestments. We are pleased to include some photographs of them in this post.Sens#2

This chasuble is in the fully conical form, which is bell-shaped, and is made from an ivory ecclesiastical brocade. A yellow-gold brocade in the form of a chevron is used to ornament the chasuble, together with a braid in Royal Blue and gold. The design of this chasuble does not identically reproduce S’ Thomas’ chasuble, but rather is a modern interpretation of it. The original, of course, is not white, but rather made from dark purple silk.

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