Size: 31" x 21"
Ties: 100% Cotton 48" each
Fabric: 100% Linen
Handmade and sourced in the U.S.A.
This premium quality, handmade amice offers a comfortable fit to avoid pulling that leads to unessessary wear.
The linen fabric will ensure ease of cleaning.
The corners are mitered and hand sewn to keep from scorching under an iron and a white cross is embroidered on each.
Custom embroidery is available upon request. Please contact us for details before placing your order.
Size — larger or smaller
Lace — Add lace to three edges
Embroidery: customized design
ABOUT THE AMICE:
An amice is a vital part of the Armor of God (Eph. 6.). Though a simple piece of white cloth it represents the Helmet of Salvation. And, like any helmet when engaging in battle, the amice is essential in the spiritual battle a priest must face when approaching the altar to say Holy Mass.
It is made (preferably) with linen and has long strands of solid weave cotton tape attached at the top two corners. It is worn across a priest's shoulders and around his neck with the purpose of covering the priest’s cassock and collar so they are not visible once his alb on. The strands wrap around the back and tie in front at the waist.
Before the priest places the amice on his shoulders he touches it to the top of his head and recites the following vesting prayer:
Latin: Impone, Domine, capiti meo galeam salutis, ad expugnandos diabolicos incursus.
English: Place, O Lord, upon my head the helmet of salvation, that I may repel the assaults of the enemy.
Learn more about the development of this item in our blog
Handmade Linen Amice
Because these items are custom made to order returns/refunds are not accepted. However, if a product is defective upon arrival, you notify us in writing within five business days of delivery, and provide us with digital photos showing the defect(s) along with your written description of the problem, we will be happy to replace the item or issue a refund upon receipt of the returned item.
Amice are custom made to order and can take up to 10 business days to ship.