Buskins
Buskins
Ceremonial stockings of silk, sometimes interwoven with gold threads, and even heavily embroidered, worn by the celebrant of a pontifical Mass

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.

Buskins
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    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.
    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.
    JOHN B. PETER
    Transcribed by Wm Suart French, Jr. Dedicated to Abbot Vincent Taylor, O.S.B. Second Abbott Nullius Belmont Abbey Nullius, N.C., U.S.A.

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