of Bishops During Private Episcopal Sacraments
an Apostolic Rescript
of 8 May 2021 (APS 11:4)
administering sacraments proper to bishops (ordination and
confirmation), and when doing so privately without solemnity as
appropriate to circumstances, bishops may vest as follows in place of
full pontifical dress:
Optional cotta over the rochet.
Stole according to season.
Mitre according to season and liturgical day.
this option is used, the mozzetta or mantelletta is laid aside, even
by jurisdictional bishops.
administering First Tonsure or ordaining to the orders of Porter
through Acolyte inclusive, they may omit the mitre, and the mozzetta
or mantelletta is likewise laid aside.
the case of administering First Tonsure or ordaining to the orders
of Porter through Acolyte inclusive, the Archfather alone may instead
use the mozzetta with stole over it if the mitre is not worn.
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