Priest's Vestments, Lightweight Options
Lightweight, embroidered priest's vestments are a wonderful choice if you wish your vestments were lighter, cooler, and more comfortable! This type of vestments is made a solid colored background fabric which has been machine embroidered with various motifs, such as crosses and sprays of flowers. The phelonion is unlined (epitrachelion, zone, and cuffs are lined as usual) and these sets weight about 3 lbs less than traditional brocade vestments. With a large number of background fabrics and motifs to choose from, you can find vestments for almost any situation or liturgical season.
The set includes phelonion (unlined), sticharion (white poly-cotton, finished with coordinating galloon), epitrachelion, zone, cuffs, epigonation and vestment cover. Chalice veil sets can be added.
How do I pick a vestment fabric?
You start first with what color you need--lightweight sets typically feature multiple colors in the embroidery (for example, Deerfield has gold, burgundy and green in the embroidered motif), so start by choosing the background fabric you need--white for every Sunday/most versatile use. Then choose the design you like best with gold/silver and gold/burgundy/red embroidery being the most appropriate for every Sunday use. For colored sets such as "blue", you can choose either blue embroidery on a white background (for example, Deerfield gold/blue on white) or a blue background with gold/silver embroidery (for example, Caesarea gold/silver on dark blue). If you see a motif you like but not on the background fabric you need, just let me know as I can custom order almost any color combination. You can also read the "Which Colors do I Need?" article on the Info tab.
Please note: Some of the listings below show the full set of vestments and others show simply the fabric because I didn't have time to photograph the vestment (this happens frequently when I'm working on a deadline). If you have any questions about your order, please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are uncomfortable placing the order online, I am happy to send an invoice and payment link once we have determined the details of your order.