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STOCKINGS

Liturgical vestments worn by bishops at solemn pontifical celebrations of Mass. The stockings are of woven silk and conform in color to the vestments. They are worn with low-heeled shoes called sandals, also of the liturgical color appropriate for the occasion. Stockings and sandals are now optional.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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