Confusing vestments of Oriental Catholic Bishops


#21

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The Malankara Orthodox vestments pictured above represent the "Archdeacon and the Gate of All India (Malankara Side), the Syro Malabar Hierarch shares a similar title “Metropolitan and the Gate of All India”. The origins I believe were an offshoot of old Latin Vestments with a Malankara twang but the mitre is a distinct creation of their own. These vestments as a whole however are only used by the Malankara Orthodox Catholicos, the Jacobite Catholicos does not have a counterpart vesture.


#22

I believe - and correct me if I’m wrong - this is some kind of blend vestment with the 16th Cent. Latin Cardinal-Patriarch of Goa. It looks too similar to a Cardinal’s vestment to be accidental.


#23

It could very well be, I cannot find any sources from the Malankara Church related to the origins however.


#24

Melkites (and Antiochian Orthodox) were greatly Byzantinized, but that was so long ago that it’s debatable whether it fits with your question.


#25

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