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Priest cassock

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A cassock is a clothing item traditionally worn by members of the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, as well as various Protestant groups such as Anglicans, Presbyterians, and Lutherans. It is also known as a soutane in some of these congregations. Even though robes are known to be loose-fitting, the cassock is an exception as it is an ankle-length close-fitting robe.

 It can be made of relatively lightweight cloth or hefty wool, depending on the temperature. Cassocks worn by priests in tropical locations are mostly white. This is the standard for secular clergy and religious institute members. Some religious orders, such as the Jesuits and Redemptorists, have their unique cassock style. Monks and friars wear a garment that differs significantly from the cassock. 

Based on tiny tailoring discrepancies, it is easy to determine which church a cassock belongs to. For example, cassocks worn by Roman Catholics are sometimes adorned with thirty-three buttons along the front, representing the number of years Jesus lived. An Anglican cassock, sometimes known as a "Sarum," is generally double-breasted. The flap of a Jesuit cassock is typically fastened with hooks instead of buttons.

Cassocks are typically black. They can, however, be embellished in different colors. The most prevalent colors utilized at the collar, cuffs, and closures of the garment are red and white. Cassocks are typically paired with a white clerical collar. In addition, the clothing usually includes a band around the waist. This band might be the same color as the rest of the garment, or it can be a different color. In addition, the band may be supplemented with a sash worn around the waist. The sash has the same color combinations as the band. The cassock color is black for priests, with purple piping for canons, magenta piping for monsignors, amaranth red piping for bishops, and scarlet red piping for cardinals.

Some church choirs also wear cassocks. The color of these robes varies, although they are usually crimson, cream, or white. Some clergy members now wear unusual cassock colors. In certain churches, the colors of the cassock reflect clergy rank.

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