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Please don't turn this into a cassock/alb debate! Wearing an alb is out of the picture, for the sake of this discussion.
I serve quite a bit, and consequently, have bought my self a nice surplice that includes some lace. One dilemma I have is what to wear when doing "utility work" (terrible choice of words, but all that I can think of) around the sanctuary, such as setting up the 10+ servers chairs.
Here's the main part of my question. I don't want to wear my surplice while doing things like lifting chairs. Understandably, I don't want to wreck it. That is a nonnegotiable. The real question is: What should I wear? Another factor is that there are some (not many, but enough to want to make sure there is a proper decorum) in the church at the time in question.
My two options (that I see) are:
*]Cassock alone (a black one, btw)
*]Street clothes" (ie, dress shirt, tie, sometimes sport jacket).
My thoughts are that since I'm in the sanctuary, I should be wearing something "special".
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