Hey brothers and sisters!
I have a few questions regarding what monks wear. . .
1) When did the clothing become formalized?
2) Did they ever wear a white 'faragia', instead of black?
3) Is it true that the wearing the 'kolonsowa' is a modern practice initiated by HH Pope Shenouda III which was adopted from the Syrians? (I heard that no monks in Egypt used to wear this)
--- Any sources would be edifying as well.
Thank you in advance.