Vesture of the Supreme Pontiff of the United Roman-Ruthenian Church
at Solemn Divine Offices
At solemn Matins, Lauds, and Vespers, the Bishop of Rome-Ruthenia,
Supreme Pontiff of the United Roman-Ruthenian Church, wears full
pontifical liturgical vestments according to the use of the
Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Rite according to the liturgical season.
2. If there is to be a solemn arrival to solemn Matins, Lauds, or Vespers, then the mantum may be used for the arrival.
The Supreme Pontiff instead uses the cappa magna at the solemn
Offices of Christmas (being Matins, Lauds, and Vespers of the
Vigil of Christmas and the Feast of the Nativity),
the solemn Matins, Lauds, and Vespers of Ash Wednesday. During those
offices, the cappa magna is worn throughout, and the cope is not used.
However, others assisting at the offices wear the cope as usual.
4. The Supreme Pontiff instead also uses the cappa magna
during the solemn
arrival at liturgy of the dead and penitential liturgy (where it takes
the place of the mantum). This includes the Tenebrae offices, solemn
arrival to liturgy during the Triduum (excepting the liturgy of the
Institution of the Eucharist); and Matins, Lauds, and Vespers, as well
as a solemn arrival to liturgy for all vigils and ember days (excepting
those of Pentecost Week).
5. The Supreme Pontiff always wears the hood
over the head when wearing the cappa magna.
6. At non-solemn offices, the Supreme Pontiff may use the pontifical
liturgical vestments according to the use of the
Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Rite according to the liturgical season (full or,
optionally, simplex according to rank of the day) or else choir dress
at Matins, Lauds, and Vespers.
At all offices other than Matins, Lauds, and Vespers, the Supreme
Pontiff uses either choir dress or the cassock with,
optionally, the toga or ferraiolo.
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