You may have noticed that members of the clergy don caps during the liturgy or any other solemn ceremony. The caps are traditionally part of their vestments. You must also have observed that there are a lot of different caps worn by different ministers and you may also be wondering why this is the case. Here, we distinguish the many types of caps worn by the clergy. Let’s take a brief look on the many different clerical caps used by different Churches and Communions.
Albs are part of the traditional attire worn by priests, based on the Roman tunic.Image source: Examiner.com Anglican, Catholic, and Lutheran priests or ministers usually wear clerical albs as part of their overall attire. Patterned after tunics of the Antiquity, albs are worn by priests underneath the chasuble and the stole. It’s an essential piece of vestment, especially for clerics conducting their sacramental duties.