What is vesture?

Some articles on vesture:

Subdeacons in The Orthodox Church - Function, Vesture, and Ordination - The Western Rites
... The usual street-wear of the subdeacon is the cassock ... (There is no distinction between an inner and outer cassock in the Western Rite, and all clergy wear one cassock only) ...

More definitions of "vesture":

  • (verb): Provide or cover with a cloak.
  • (noun): Something that covers or cloaks like a garment.
    Example: "Fields in a vesture of green"

Famous quotes containing the word vesture:

    There’s not the smallest orb which thou behold’st
    But in his motion like an angel sings,
    Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins;
    Such harmony is in immortal souls,
    But whilst this muddy vesture of decay
    Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land.
    James Baldwin (1924–1987)