A blog by Peter Simpson
Wish my boys would wear shorts...school uniform here only allows long..oops sorry you were saying something about the liturgy! lol
I know what you mean! I enjoy wearing shorts at home in the summer - they are so much more comfortable. However, I should add that I never wear them in church under my vestments!
Why not? Much more comfortable - I have worn them to play for a wedding under my robes of course!
I have only attended Mass in shorts when on holiday - I would not be happy doing so under 'normal' circumstances, when I think dress should be reasonably formal. I would think it unfair on the rest of the congregation to say 'I can get away with it, because I am wearing an alb'! I have quite a job at Ham getting the servers to come in 'reasonable' clothes to wear under their cassocks and cottas. I am happy for a boy to wear shorts, but not a man. I think you can make a case for the organist wearing shorts - as you have all the pedals to cope with! On a trivial note - I have often wondered what does the Pope wear under his cassock - all you see is socks! Of course, this problem will not arise in Scotland, where I shall be wearing a kilt at all times!
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