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Buskins

(Caligæ).

Ceremonial stockings of silk, sometimes interwoven with gold threads, and even heavily embroidered, worn by the celebrant of a pontifical Mass. Originally worn by priests, they were reserved about the eighth century for the exclusive use of bishops, a privilege recently extended to lesser prelates. In colour they correspond to the chasuble, but are never worn with black.

Sources

CATALANI, Cærem. Episcop. Comm. Illus. (Paris, 1860), I, 197-199; BERNARD, Le Pontifical (Paris, 1902), I, 17-18; MACALISTER, Ecclesiastical Vestments (London, 1896). 104-105.

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APA citation. Peterson, J.B. (1908). Buskins. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03087b.htm

MLA citation. Peterson, John Bertram. "Buskins." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 3. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03087b.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Wm Suart French, Jr. Dedicated to Abbot Vincent Taylor, O.S.B. Second Abbott Nullius Belmont Abbey Nullius, N.C., U.S.A.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. November 1, 1908. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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