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Coptic Orthodox Church
The Priest Sadra during the weekdays of Lent
Does anyone have information about the priest wearing it or not wearing it during lent weekdays?
Some sources say that the dark red velvet vestments should be work in the Lenten period.
Could you site a source please?
Liturgical vestments should always be worn
Years past I read that Ibn Kabar mentions that the Epitrachelion (The Sandra) is worn during the offering of incense and during the liturgy.
In the Coptic tradition, liturgical vestments do not change based on the liturgical season. That is something that probably came from influence by the Catholic Church. The priests and deacons should be in full liturgical vestments at every liturgy because it's not the season that determines the vestments it's the fact that it's a liturgy. During Vespers & Matins, there are different traditions. Typically during Vespers/Matins priests wear just the epitrachelion/sadra while bishops may wear just the phelonion/burnos. You may note that during the Vespers prayer before a bishop's ordination, the patriarch vests the new bishop in the phelonion only. For a full summary of liturgical vestments see these papers by Ramez Mikhail: