Norms for the Use of the Zucchetto

At Mass:
1. Only Bishops may wear the zucchetto during the mass.
2. It is removed before the Dominus vobiscum immediately preceding the Sursam Corda, and is not replaced until after the ablutions.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
1. The zucchetto is removed at any time the Blessed Sacrament is exposed on the altar.
2. The zucchetto is not worn during a procession involving the exposed Blessed Sacrament.

Outside Mass:
1. All Bishops, Priests, and Deacons may wear the zucchetto outside the mass. This includes Divine Offices and other prayer or liturgical functions, except those involving the exposed Blessed Sacrament.
2. The zucchetto for Priests and Deacons is black.
3. The zucchetto for Bishops is Roman purple.
4. The zucchetti of Canons, Deans, and Archdeacons may have optional Roman Purple trim for Metropolitan and Diocesan prelates, and red for prelates of the Patriarchal See.

 

 

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