HABITS OF THE CURIA AND HOUSEHOLD
OF THE ANGLICAN PATRIARCHATE


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.

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.

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, purple, and black and is the general garment of the household and curia.

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


The Florentine Archfather


Governor-General, Arch-Chancellor, and Crown Cardinals
(gold tassel and watered silk for Crown 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, 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.
Pectoral cross on a cord according to rank. Black zucchetto with
red trimming (purple zucchetto 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 Anticamera Nobile
Roman purple cassock (black cuffs and trimming) and scarlet mantellone.
It is worn with a wide-brimmed black velvet cap with gold bullion tassel.


Lay and Clerical Members of the Anticamera Nobile
(below the rank of Chamberlain),
the Master of the Household (Maggiordomo), and the Train Bearers
Roman purple cassock (black cuffs and trimming) with purple mantellum.


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

 


Members of the Seconda Anticamera
(except the Maggiordomo, Bussolanti, and Train Bearers)
Roman purple cassock with black mantellum.


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 Household
Black cassock with black mantellum.

Civil Uniform of the Members of the Seconda Anticamera & the Chief Usher
(except the Maggiordomo and the Train Bearers)
(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 Household, and Facchini (Porters)
(Shown: Facchino)
Black tailcoat with red collar, cuffs, and buttons, red trousers.

 

 

 

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