cappa choralis

Also known as

  • cappa nigra

Derivation

  • Latin: choir cape; black cape

Profile

A long black mantle, commonly with a hood. It was worn in choir during the Divine Office by the clergy of cathedral churches and by many religious, and is still retained by the Dominicans during winter months.

Associated in Art with

    MLA Citation

    • “cappa choralis”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 29 August 2013. Web. 18 September 2014. <>