THE USE OF THE MANTELLETTA BY BISHOPS
Feast of Saint Marcellus I, Pope and Martyr
January A.D. 2012
updated 8 October A.D. 2012
Auxiliary Bishops of any See within the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic
Church, as well as titular Archbishops of the Patriarchal See, shall
use the Roman purple mantelletta over the rochet and cassock in choir
dress in place of the mozzetta. The Archbishop Coadjutor of the
Patriarchal See, if one is elected, uses the mantelletta with the
mozzetta worn over it in all locations.
Ordinary wear the mozzetta within the territory of their own diocese
and the mantelletta alone outside of said territory.
Metropolitan Archbishops shall wear the mozzetta within the territory
of their own archdiocese or province and the mantelletta outside of
Ordinary who are visited by their Metropolitan within their own
diocese use the mantelletta with the mozzetta over it during said
visit. Similarly, both Bishops Ordinary and Metropolitans within
their own territory wear the mantelletta with the mozzetta over it
during a visit of the Patriarch. However, at a provincial synod, all
Ordinaries within the province wear the mozzetta without mantelletta,
even in the presence of the Metropolitan.
ACADEMIC AND COURT DRESS
5. The use
of the mantelletta as described for choir dress in Nos. 1-4 above
applies for academic and court dress of bishops.
CODE OF PARTICULAR CANON LAW
6. At all
instances of reference in the Code of Particular Canon Law to the use
of the mozzetta for bishops, it is both permissible and mandatory
that the mantelletta should be substituted for the mozzetta in those
cases in which the mantelletta should be worn in place of the
mozzetta according to this directive.
mantelletta and the mozzetta are both items of the episcopal habit,
the usage of each being determined both by the jurisdictional status
of the individual bishop and the presence of a higher prelate as
indicated in No. 4 above. Therefore, no formal change to the Code of
Particular Canon Law is indicated, this directive constituting a
canonical supplement in accordance with Canon 139 CJCP.
EXCEPTIONS AND NOTES
who are designated as non-territorial jurisdictional bishops wear the
mozzetta just as given for a Bishop Ordinary or Metropolitan.
Auxiliary Bishop who is appointed as an Episcopal Visitor of a vacant
diocese, archdiocese, or equivalent jurisdiction uses the mantelletta
and never the mozzetta.
Vicar-General of the Patriarchal See uses the mantelletta when within
the territory of the Patriarchal See and when in the presence of the
Patriarch. At all other times he uses the mozzetta over the mantelletta.
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