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1. Where can I purchase an alb?

Here are a few sources, as I learn of more, I will add them here. I am hoping to find a pattern that people can use to make their own alb.


Chagall Design


2. Where can I find a sewing pattern so I can make my own alb?


3. How do I get a Lay Reader medallion and ribbon?

Ask your rector or priest-in-charge to contact Dennis Eisan who keeps a supply on hand. Remember, a Lay Reader-in-training wears a blue ribbon, a licensed Lay Reader wears a purple ribbon.

4. What should I bring with me to the Fall Conference?

You should bring your alb or surplice and cassock; a B.A.S.; a B.C.P.; and a bible.
If you play a musical instrument, please bring it with you. (That being said, I won't be bringing my tuba!)

5. How do I tie my cintcure?

Here is a graphic that shows how.

6. Can I wear a prayer shawl with my alb or cassock and surplice?

No, prayer shawls are no longer permitted, the only item you can wear with either an alb or surplice is the lay readers's ribbon and medalliaon. A poppy is permitted on Remembrance Day.

7. Who can do The Blessing and when?

Only the priest can perform the blessing. This is one of the priestly duties.