18 June 2010

Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy

Chris got the last one way too quickly, so here's another. Have a great weekend everyone!

Category: In"vestments"

This garment dates back to the Greeks and Romans and was supposed to have been worn, in an early form, by Jesus and his apostles because it was identified with philosophers and teachers. During the fourth century, on the Eve of Sts. Peter and Paul, this newly woven garment was "taken to the Basilica of St. Peter and laid upon the tomb of that apostle to rest above his body for the night: from whom it was supposed to have contracted a share of apostolic authority." It was in the fifth century that this garment became primarily associated with ecclesiastical authority.

St. Alex says, please place your answer in the form of a question in the combox, and say a few Hail Marys for this last week of the Year for Priests while you wait for the answer to be revealed.

Demerits for using Google and other sneaky searches. Educated guesses are welcome and encouraged. Good luck!!

The first correct answer in the form of a question wins the highly coveted WKJ ribbon to display on your blog, cubicle or refrigerator door.


sprachmeister said...

What is a pallium?

swissmiss said...

Sprachmeister...CONGRATS!! Way to go, you got it!!! Woot!! Shouldn't you be studying?

sprachmeister said...

Ermm... yes and no. I've fulfilled all the requirements for my home university and so any studying I continue to do abroad is of my own free choice and I'm under no obligation to do it (the summer semester finished at the end of May in Scotland but doesn't finish until the end of July here in Germany). Therefore, I can take a break once in a while for Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy :D