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The Biretta is the square cap with three ridges or peaks on its upper surface, worn by clerics of all grades from cardinals downwards.
The use of the Biretta is prescribed by the rubrics both at Mass and in other ecclesiastical functions. Cardinals wear red birettas, bishops violet, but priests, deacons, subdeacons and seminarians wear black birettas. It may be said in general that the biretta is worn in processions and when seated.
The liturgical biretta has three peaks, and the ‘peak-less’ corner should be worn on the left side of the head. However, in some religious orders or in some dioceses, the biretta may have four peaks.
The Cantius Webstore is happy to offer you our three-cornered collapsible Biretta for the low price of $75.00 each. This makes a wonderful gift for your favorite priest or seminarian. Get your Biretta today!
We currently offer five sizes (metric): 58, 59, 60, 61, 62
Size Conversion Chart
|AUS/UK||6 5/8||6 3/4||6 7/8||7||7 1/8||7 1/4||7 3/8||7 1/2||7 5/8|
|US||6 3/4||6 7/8||7||7 1/8||7 1/4||7 3/8||7 1/2||7 5/8||7 3/4|
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|Size 58||Size 59||Size 60||Size 61||Size 62|