"whatever you do, whether in
speech or in action, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus. Give
thanks to the Father through Him" - Colossians 3:17
The origins of the traditional
Catholic vestment date back to the early Christians in Rome . Early
Christian vestments were not unique. If fact, they were the garment
of the day. The chasuble, a modern term, was a cape or cloak worn
by everyday Roman citizens. In those days, the presbyters and deacons
wore the same garment whether they were celebrating the Eucharist
or tending to daily life. But over time, as garment styles changed,
the early clergy deemed the new styles unsuitable for worship, and
so they preserved the old style garments for their celebrations.
The Roman vestment of today, which was the Italian style of chasuble,
dates back to the Middle Ages.