Varieties of Violacea: 21st Century Edition

In the past I have featured various "varieties of violacea" coming from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and today I would like to share one coming from the 21st century. What I particularly like about this chasuble is, in the first instance, the use of silver galloons. While gold galloons are perfectly fine with violet of course, I have always felt the use of silver particularly appropriate to the penitential character of the purple times of the liturgical year.  That said, penitence need not mean the absence of ornament and there is plenty of that to be found here in the beautiful silk and velvet brocade -- a design at once beautiful and one that manages to maintain the overall penitential character of the design.

The maker of this particular set (a five piece set that includes maniple) is Sacra Domus Aurea. We only just featured some of their recent work a few days ago and it was, in fact, on the very day that we posted that article that they released this current offering. With Advent only a few weeks away -- and clergy or parishes possibly on the lookout for a new violet vestment for their sacristy -- I wanted to draw attention to it sooner rather than later as a service to our loyal readers.

Let's take a look.

A splendid set that would be a very fine addition to any sacristy to say the least.

For more information, please visit Sacra Domus Aurea.

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