Ecclesiastical Cope Hood

Ecclesiastical Cope Hood

A finely embroidered cope hood with the central Catholic symbol for Christ (a stylised IHS) on a detailed embroidered cross with a rich red velvet background and fringe.

"IHS" - There are several different possibilities for this symbol. The most popular is that I, H, and S are an abbreviation of the Latin phrase that Christ spoke to Constantine - "In Hoc Signo Vinces" (In = in, hoc = this, signo = sign, vinces = you will win). Others attribute it to the first three letters of "Jesus" in Greek - IHSUS. The Catholic Encyclopedia notes that abbreviated monograms were quite common throughout the world of the early Church.

£200.00