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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Clothing of the Dead

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According to the Roman Ritual the corpses of clerics should be dressed in ordinary ecclesiastical costume, over which should be put the vestments distinctive of their order. Thus a bishop or priest has the amice, alb, girdle, maniple, stole, chasuble, and biretta; the deacon has his dalmatic and stole; the subdeacon his tunicle; and the cleric his surplice. No special dress is required for the laity, but the corpse should be decently laid out and it is customary to place a rosary, crucifix, or other pious article in the hands of the deceased.

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Entry for 'Clothing of the Dead'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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