HABITS OF THE PATRIARCHAL CURIA AND PONTIFICAL COURT
OF THE ANGLICAN PATRIARCHATE -- STATO PONTIFICIO


General Definitions:

Cappa Magna: A large cape with train and a fur hood (winter) or silk hood (summer). Worn by bishops and canons.

Mozzetta: An elbow-length shoulder cape. Worn by bishops and certain other officials.

Mantelletta: A sleeveless knee-length garment closed at the neck and open in the front with two large lapels. Worn by canons.

Mantellum: A sleeveless, full-length garment open at the neck and front, closed with a single cord at the chest. It is used in red and purple, and black and is the garment of chamberlains and certain officials of the court and curia.

Mantellone: A sleeveless full-length garment closed at the neck and open in the front with two large lapels. In the usage of the Anglican Patriarchate, it is always yellow for the Prefect-General and red for Grooms and lay Chamberlains of Honour. It is also used in purple for Private Chaplains.

Prelates and officials, other than bishops, the First Archdeacon, and the Prefect-General, do not use a penitential/mourning version of the cassock.


The Papa-Prince
(shown in audience/choir dress)


Governor-General, Arch-Chancellor, and Cardinals
(gold tassel and watered silk for Cardinals)
Scarlet cassock with rochet, with either cappa magna (shown)
or mozzetta over a mantelletta.


Prefect-General and Senator of Florence (Lay or Clerical)
Scarlet cassock and fascia with gold bullion tassels, yellow mantellone (gold damask), and ermine mozzetta with red band.
A clerical Prefect-General wears his biretta according to rank. A lay Prefect-General wears
a wide-brimmed black velvet cap with gold bullion tassel.
Prelates entitled to the rochet wear it at liturgical functions.


Prefects of the Patriarchal Curia (Lay or Clerical)
Roman purple cassock (black cuffs and trimming if of rank below chamberlain) and scarlet mantellum.
A clerical Prefect wears his biretta according to rank. A lay Prefect wears
a wide-brimmed black velvet cap with gold bullion tassel.
Prelates entitled to the rochet wear it at liturgical functions.


Canons, Titular Bishops, and Titular Archbishops of the Patriarchal Chapter
Roman purple cassock with red cuffs and trimming, rochet, purple mantelletta, and purple or red shoes.
 The First Archdeacon uses a red habit, with gold tassel on the fascia,
with the cassock only changing to purple in penitential seasons and for mourning.
Pectoral cross on a cord according to rank. Royal blue zucchetto and
biretta (by the Decretal "In Honour and Recognition" of 17 March 2021).
Purple zucchetto and biretta for titular bishops of the chapter.


Auditors of the Florentine Rota
Roman purple cassock, scarlet mantellum, and ermine mozzetta with red band.
Prelates entitled to the rochet wear it at liturgical functions.


Patriarchal Chamberlains
(shown carrying the patriarchal flabellum)
Roman purple cassock and mantellum with black zucchetto.

Patriarchal Chamberlains of Honour and Lay Officers of the Nobile Anticamera Segreta
Roman purple cassock (black cuffs and trimming) and scarlet mantellone.
It is worn with a wide-brimmed black velvet cap with gold bullion tassel.


Nobles (Lay and Clerical) of the Anticamera
(below the rank of Chamberlain),
and the Chaplains in Minsiterial Service,
Roman purple cassock (black cuffs and trimming) with purple mantellum.


Private Chaplains and Private Chaplains of Honour of H.H.E.
Roman purple cassock (black cuffs and trimming) with purple mantellone.


Chamberlains of Honour and Nobles of the Patriarchate (civic dress)

 


Bussolante (Usher)


Cursori Patriarcali (Patriarchal Cursors)
Purple cassock with purple mantellone.


Scopatori Segreti (Private Attendants)
Black cassock with purple mantellone with black facings.


Assistants of the Anticamera
Black cassock with black mantellum.

Civil Uniform of the Lay Private Chaplains of HHE & the Chief Usher
(Shown: Patriarchal Cursor)
Black tailcoat with red collar, cuffs, and buttons, black trousers.


Patriarchal Grooms (church habit)
Scarlet cassock (Roman purple cuffs and trimming) with scarlet mantellone.


Civil Uniform of the Patriarchal Grooms
Scarlet uniform of the Nobles of the Anticamera with red trousers.


Officials of the Stephenian Curia (Lay or Clerical)
Black cassock with purple mantellum. Prelates entitled to a cassock of higher rank make use of it.
Prelates entitled to the rochet wear it at liturgical functions.


Civil Uniform of the Scopatori Segreti (Private Attendants),
Assistants of the Anticamera, and Facchini (Porters)
(Shown: Facchino)
Black tailcoat with red collar, cuffs, and buttons, red trousers.

 

Service Uniform

The service uniform is black with black trousers, gold buttons, 4 inch red cuffs, red collar, and red waistcoat with gold buttons. The tie is black, four-in-hand, or else for black-tie evening use, a black bow tie. The Nobles of the Anticamera add two stripes of one-half inch wide gold lace on the cuffs, evenly spaced. Those entitled to the diplomatic uniform instead have one stripe of oak leaves centred on the cuff.

Diplomatic Uniform

The diplomatic uniform is identical to that of the Nobles of the Anticamera with the following modifications:
1.On the cuffs, instead of the regular gold lace, are two rows of gold oak leaves.
2.On the lapels all one layer of gold oak leaves.
3.The coller is edged with ½ inch wide gold lace.

The diplomatic uniform is authorised for the following officials:
1.Princes who are immediate family members of the Arch-princes and Archprincesses of Saint Stephen.
2.The Prefect-General and Senator of Florence
3.Lay Prefects
4.Patriarchal Nunzios
5.Patriarchal Delegates

 

 

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