Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Buskins

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(Caligæ).

Ceremonial stockings of silk, sometimes interwoven with gold threads, and even heavily embroidered, worn by the celebrant of a pontifical Mass. Originally worn by priests, they were reserved about the eighth century for the exclusive use of bishops, a privilege recently extended to lesser prelates. In colour they correspond to the chasuble, but are never worn with black.

CATALANI, Cærem. Episcop. Comm. Illus. (Paris, 1860), I, 197-199; BERNARD, Le Pontifical (Paris, 1902), I, 17-18; MACALISTER, Ecclesiastical Vestments (London, 1896). 104-105.

John B. Peterson.