Choir Dress

Choir dress is the vesture of the clerics, seminarians and religious of traditional churches worn for public prayer, either apart from the eucharist or by those attending the eucharist as the clergy part of the congregation rather than as the celebrants. Choir dress is different from the vestments worn by the celebrants of the eucharist, and is normally made of fabrics such as wool, cotton or silk, as opposed to the fine brocades used in vestments (with the exception of the cope, which is both a vestment and choir dress).

Choir dress also differs from "house dress" which is worn outside of a liturgical context (whether in the house or on the street). House dress may be either formal or informal.

Read more about Choir Dress:  Roman Catholic Choir Dress, Eastern Choir Dress, Anglican Choir Dress or Choir Habit

Other articles related to "choir dress":

Anglican Choir Dress or Choir Habit
... What is now referred to as choir dress in Anglicanism was the only vesture permitted to the clergy in the 1552 Prayer Book the Elizabethan Prayer Book of ... In many low-church dioceses and parishes the choir dress continued to be the norm, even at the Eucharist ... in a similar manner, but is not part of choir dress, being worn at the eucharist and other sacramental services.) Some clergy also wear Geneva bands (or "preaching tabs ...
Papal Vestments - Choir Dress
... Choir dress is worn when attending—but not celebrating—services, and formal occasions, such as audiences ... Previously, the tufted fascia (terminating in gold tassels) was worn with choir dress, and the fringed fascia (terminating in a simpler gold fringe) was ...

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