Ever wonder why it is the priest “dresses” like he does for Mass? Of all things, I was watching Jeopardy yesterday and the answer was “This religious clothing has 33 buttons to symbolize how many years on earth that Christ lived and 5 buttons on each sleeve to symbolize the wounds he suffered on the Cross. What is a…
So I work up this morning thinking about that and found this article that does a nice job explaining the tradition behind each piece of the clothing our Catholic priests wear to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Do something great for the Lord today, know that “What is a Cassock?” was the proper question to the answer on Jeopardy yesterday – which my wife corrected me after I said Surplice. (I knew the answer; I just wanted to make her feel good!!)
Do something great for our Lord today – think about what it is that you wear to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass…does it have any meaning or tradition behind it?
I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy Grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.
He must increase; I must decrease.
Lord, if You wish, You can make me clean.
But you man of God chose righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness. Compete well for the faith.