Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:10 PM
Part of the difficulty in determining this may be that, apart from some verbal descriptions in the Bible and Talmud, we're not 100% sure what Jewish priestly vestments looked like. That, and two thousand years of often turbulent history can "muddy" the waters a bit.
Posted 15 November 2010 - 05:36 PM
Understanding the symbolism of Orthodox Christian vestments through their Jewish antecedents (where they exist) is entirely applicable.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:11 PM
No He didn't. He talked about the flashyness of their robes for its own sake and washing the outside of the cup but not the inside. If the inside is also clean also then there is no problem.
Then why did He not wear such? And why do the earliest icons show his disciples, on earth, wearing none such?
Posted 24 June 2011 - 12:53 AM
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship.
“And I, indeed I, have appointed with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all the gifted artisans, that they may make all that I have commanded you: the tabernacle of meeting, the ark of the Testimony and the mercy seat that is on it, and all the furniture of the tabernacle—the table and its utensils, the puregold lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the laver and its base—the garments of ministry, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as priests, and the anointing oil and sweet incense for the holy place.According to all that I have commanded you they shall do.” (Exodus 31:1-11)
Symbols have meaning. God understands this. God does not need the symbols, God does not need the brocade. We do. How hard is that to understand?
Herman the symbolic Pooh
Edited by Herman Blaydoe, 24 June 2011 - 02:15 PM.
Posted 24 June 2011 - 03:31 AM
Fr David Moser
Posted 24 June 2011 - 01:21 PM
On His entrance into Jerusalem on what we refer to as “Palm Sunday” I suspect that He did wear His “Sunday go to meeting clothes” as He was trying to make a kingly point.
But all seriousness aside, at least the first installments of the AFR series The Opinionated Taylor has what seems to be a rather good over view of the history of liturgical dress. You might find it very interesting, I did.
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