Re: [ustav] Vests
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Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 22:08:22 EST
>In a message dated 10/29/01 6:13:47 PM, frseraphim@... writes:Father, bless! I was trying to think why this rang a bell with me, and it just came to me: there IS a priest in our area who wears a monastic vest over, I believe, his riassa. I should note that he is GOA, but very, very conservative (and very sympathetic to ROCOR!) :-)
><< I just saw a photo of a married priest from St Petersburg who was wearing
>a cassock and a monastic vest rather than a riassa. Is this typically
>allowed? I have often thought, especially when carting my children around
>town, that a vest would be a whole lot more practical... >>
>Well, maybe in St. Petersburg.....
Would you need your Bishop's permission to do this?
Kissing your right hand,
Margaret the sinner
Glory be to God in all things!
- Yes, the vest is a handy item. It isnot as Father stated a part of the
monastic habit.A few years back a priest out West was selling them through
some Synod English magazine.So if you want to, then wear one. One certainly
need not bother a good Bishop about wearing one unless you bishop does not
even want you in a cassock ( podryasnik-anteri ) It does not of course go
over the ryassa( Greek or Russian ) I have seen the vest in different
lengths but one should avoid being singular!! And like the proverbial horse,
I have seen them in different colours ( subdued ) I hope this will lay the
mysterious vest to rest. There you have my two cents! Dress warm and
practical dear fathers. Love in Christ, Igumen Athanasy
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- Slava Isusu Christu!
Technically, the vest is not a part of the monastic habit. Underwise went
one is tonsured one would have received it then. The only items I received
was the cassock, belt, raissa, veil, and mantyia.
Tho, I will say the vest is a handy item.
The unworthy monk, Vasyl
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