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Ever wondered about the great variety of vestments that are worn during cathedral services – ranging from the plain and simple to the vividly coloured and embroidered?
Some of those garments have their origin in the very earliest days of the Christian church, and they incorporate a wealth of symbolism.
“Vestment” is the term for the special clothing worn by people who conduct a worship service. Today, vestments are designed to be worn over street clothes.
The significance of the colours is:
Common vestments are:
Cassocks are not vestments, but old-fashioned street clothes that are worn under vestments; they are plain, lightweight, sleeved and ankle-length.
Robes are not vestments either; they are also sleeved and ankle-length. Those worn in church are choir robes, clergy robes and academic gowns.