for the Use of the Mitre
Rule: Worn while seated and addressing the people. Removed during prayers.
1. For Processions
2. While seated
going between the throne and anywhere else.
the Lavabo, but removed prior to saying the Gloria Patri
the final blessing
Optionally during preaching
1. In all
processions in which a cope or chasuble is worn, excepting those of
the exposed Blessed Sacrament
1. While ordaining.
consecrating the Holy Oils.
confirming. It is worn for the questions, as well as during the
laying on of hands and the anointing. It is removed for prayers.
conveying the Anointing of the Sick
Baptism it is worn during the first part of the rite, except during
the prayers. It is removed for the baptism itself. It is also worn
for the procession to the font.
the Solemnization of Holy Matrimony, except during the prayers. (At
the Nuptial Mass itself according to the rules for the wearing of the
mitre at the mass.)
a funeral at the rites over the body (except during the prayers),
during the mass as usual, and if the cope is worn, at the graveside
in the same manner as the biretta.
with a cope for Solemn Lauds and Solemn Vespers.
rituals outside the mass where the cope is or may be worn.
Precious Mitre is worn only by a Jurisdictional Bishop within their
own jurisdiction (or when otherwise authorized). It is not worn
during Advent or Lent. (This mitre is jeweled and may at any time be
replaced by the Golden Mitre.)
Golden Mitre is worn by all Bishops. It may be used at a Pontifical
High Mass from the Arrival of the Bishop at the Throne until the
Lavabo, at which point the Precious Mitre is taken.
Simplex Mitre is plain white. It is worn by all Bishops on Ash
Wednesday, Good Friday, and at Masses for the Dead. It is also worn
by Bishops when in the presence of a Greater Prelate.
Mitres may be used that are white and gold or white and red in place
of the Golden Mitre.
in liturgical colors are discouraged.
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