Thursday, 14 July 2011

Maniple mania!

A maniple - for those who ain't never seen one!

I posted a note on my Facebook page, reporting the re-appearance of the allegedly extinct maniple in our Sacristy at St Michael's.  Blow me if there wasn't a positive flurry of responses.  I personally have worn this arcane vestment when it has been available, but hardly regard its omission as some invalidating heresy.  I never thought it had been abolished, I simply regarded it as largely disused since the Vatican 2 reforms.  To be frank, I have no strong feelings on it's reappearance.  Given the very traditional style of St Michael's liturgy, why not go the whole hog?  Memo to self: find your altar copy of the English Missile and your biretta - you may need them soon:-)

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