The Honan Chapel - Gallery Collection

Image TitleHonan Collection: black chasuble
DescriptionBlack is the expression of mourning and sadness. In 1916 it was worn on Good Friday when the Church mourns the death of Christ. It was worn for Masses for the Dead and on All Souls´ Day, 2nd November, when the Church, like a good mother mourned for her departed children. This chasuble is made from silk and wool poplin. There are Y-shaped orphreys front and back infilled with elaborate animal interlace embroidery. At the centre is a cross encircled by the Crown of Thorns, symbols of Christ´s Passion. Notice the crest of the Honan Chapel and Hostel. This item has been catalogued by Virginia Teehan & Elizabeth Wincott Heckett in The Honan Chapel: A Golden Vision published by Cork University Press in 2004. The vestments are in storage and are in need of conservation.
ContributorJohn Lees, Cork and William Egan & Sons, Cork
Contribution Year1916
PhotographerAndrew Bradley
CopyrightHonan Trust
Date of Photograph2003
CollectionChapel Collection