A cincture is a type of liturgical vestment that is meant to be worn in a similar manner to a belt. Rope cinctures are one of the most common varieties and they get their name because of their rope-like appearance. Rope cinctures may have tasseled or knotted ends depending on the style and they are available in several colors.
The color of the rope cincture generally corresponds to the liturgical season and the position of the wearer. A bishop’s cincture includes intertwining gold and green threads, while a cardinal’s cincture has red and gold threads. The pope’s cincture is very unique with white and gold threads. We carry several colors of cinctures to choose from, including red, green, yellow and purple.
Cinctures can be tied in a variety of ways. When it is tied in the front with ends draping down on either side, it is referred to as a Roman knot. Regardless of which way it is tied, the cincture serves to secure the alb and stole while also playing a symbolic role of signifying chastity and purity.
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