Sancta Missa

SACRISTAN’S MANUAL
FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM
"IN SACRISTY AND SANCTUARY"

By Rev. William A. O'Brien, M.A.

2. SOLEMN VESPERS.

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a) IN THE SACRISTY:

(1) Surplice.
(2) White stole (only if the Blessed Sacrament is exposed or Benediction follows).
(3) Cope, in the color proper to the "Vespers."
(4) Thuriblewith lighted charcoal and incense boat.
(5) Acolytes' candlesticks with lighted candles.
(6) Copes for the deacon and subdeacon or dalmatics according to custom. If there are additional assistants, these should wear copes if possible.

b) ON THE ALTAR:

(1) Six lighted candles.
(2) The tabernacle veil and antependium are of the color of the office.
(3) Should Benediction follow, prepare the altar.

c) IN THE SANCTUARY:

(1) At the Credence Table: If Benedictionfollows Vespers or if the Blessed Sacrament is exposed before and during Vespers, the preparations are made as for Benediction.
(2) Seats must be provided for the Altar Boys. Likewise for any special assistants to the celebrant, such as Copebearers, Master of Ceremonies, etc.
(3) A Lectern (if customary) is placed near the Sedilia.

B. THE BISHOP'S VISITATION.

1. SIMPLE VESPERS.

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