Weep for a Biretta Your blogger sporting a new biretta. PatheosDwight2008-10-30T16:59:00-04:00October 30th, 2008|Categories: Patheos|16 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Exorcism and the Snakes of St Patrick March 17th, 2021 | 1 Comment The Chair of Peter: Furniture Matters… February 24th, 2021 Eliot’s Ash Wednesday February 17th, 2021 The Day I Met Mother Teresa September 5th, 2020 | 7 Comments Explaining Transubstantiation July 28th, 2020 | 0 Comments 16 Comments Tara October 30, 2008 at 5:03 pmLog in to Reply Very Nice! Richard Ballard October 30, 2008 at 6:11 pmLog in to Reply And what, may I ask, was the sad fate of your cast off biretta? Fr. Dwight Longenecker October 30, 2008 at 6:29 pmLog in to Reply The old biretta is not cast off. I thought it would be good to have one at school and church, and I rather like the non-folding new one to the collapsable one. Richard Ballard October 30, 2008 at 7:00 pmLog in to Reply Splendid! Now you have begun a collection of birettas, and I no longer must weep for your former biretta. I shall look forward to your adding yet another one, an academic biretta, with tuft and piping in doctoral red! Donna October 30, 2008 at 7:39 pmLog in to Reply Oh, right – you look like you just landed here from “de old con-tree” I love it. Thanks for the wonderful past weekend with family. Afro Seminarian October 31, 2008 at 12:33 amLog in to Reply Love the Biretta!!!!!Wish I could afford one… they cost way too much.However, I will spend the money anyhow….very nice. Athelstane October 31, 2008 at 8:10 amLog in to Reply Looks outstanding, Father. Wear it proudly! jedesto October 31, 2008 at 10:10 amLog in to Reply Whatever turns you on is o.k. by me. Jackie Parkes October 31, 2008 at 4:42 pmLog in to Reply Super cool Fr! veritas October 31, 2008 at 9:09 pmLog in to Reply I am now a Catholic – I came home! Interestingly enough one of the things I miss from my Anglo-Catholic days is the biretta.It makes a statement. I can imagine trendies writhing in agony when they see it!Keep wearing it with pride Father!With one glance it will tell anyone visiting your Church many things. It will tell them that no clowns will parade down the aisle during Mass. It will tell them that no liturgical dancing will disrupt the liturgy. It will tell them that the priest won’t wander halfway down the Church during the Kiss of Peace. It will tell them that they won’t be expected to say “Good morning Father” at the beginning of Mass. It will tell them that when they put their tongue out to receive Holy Communion they won’t get a disgusted look from the priest (or female minister of the Eucharist).Above all it will tell them that the Mass is going to be celebrated with reverance and dignity and to the glory of God. George Weis October 31, 2008 at 11:25 pmLog in to Reply Well, your looking very… Fatherly :)-g- kkollwitz November 1, 2008 at 2:44 pmLog in to Reply I have to get this out of my system, sorry:I say biretta, you say zuchettobiretta, zuchetto, let’s call the whole thing off! the Egyptian November 1, 2008 at 5:55 pmLog in to Reply Fr I just saw your picture with your new biretta, I wish all priests would go back to wearing them, I have a question, is the biretta reserved only for Catholic Priests, or may anyone wear it, was it a emblem of the priesthood or a tradition that evolved. reason I asked is this picture in our local Catholic paper of a sister receiving an education award from the Bishop and she is wearing a biretta! right or wrong Jeffrey Smith November 7, 2008 at 11:12 amLog in to Reply You look downright Edwardian. My pastor wears one for the Tridentine Mass, but it’s been in the vestment cabinet for almost half a century, so it doesn’t look anywhere near as impressive. Jeffrey Smith November 7, 2008 at 11:18 amLog in to Reply I like the Raphael, too, btw. Fr. Dwight Longenecker November 9, 2008 at 1:39 pmLog in to Reply The aim is for me to look as much like Czar Nicholas as possible…. Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.