The Honan Chapel - Gallery Collection

Image TitleHonan Collection: stole
DescriptionThe stole is worn only by deacons, priests, and bishops. For deacons and priests it is the specific mark of office, being the badge of the diaconal and priestly orders. The stole of the priest extends from the back of the neck across the shoulders to the breast, where the two halves either cross each other or fall down straight according as the stole is worn over the alb or the surplice. The stole is worn by a bishop in the same manner as a priest, except that it is never crossed on the breast, as a bishop wears the pectoral cross. As a mark of order the stole is used in a special ceremony, at the ordination of deacons and priests. This stole is used for weekday Masses and by concelebrants in Sunday Masses. They have been introduced by Rev. Seosamh A. Ó Cochláin, Dean of the Honan Chapel in 2002.
ContributorRev. Seosamh A. Ó Cochláin, Dean of the Honan Chapel
Contribution Year2002
PhotographerDaniel C. Doolan
CopyrightDaniel C. Doolan and the Honan Trust
Date of Photograph2006
CollectionChapel Collection