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“We wish therefore and prescribe, that all observe the law of the Church, and that at home or in the church they shall always wear the cassock, which is proper to the clergy. When they go out for duty or relaxation or on a journey, they may use a shorter [coat] which is to be black in color, and which reaches to the knees, so as to distinguish it from the dress of the laity. They should reject the more elegant and worldly styles of garments, which are found today. We enjoin upon our priests as a matter of strict precept that, both at home and abroad, and whether they are residing in their own diocese or outside of it, they shall wear the Roman collar.”
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Did you know Lasso suffered from depression?
published 26 June 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

ID YOU KNOW THAT Orlando Lassus required treatment for depression, which at that time was called melancholia hypochondriaca?

Here’s an article by Michael Procter about Lassus:

Lasso’s Aphorisms of Life and Death

His piece contains many beautiful reflections about the transience of life and the necessity of putting all our faith in God. Here’s an excerpt:

In the last hour all things shall perish:
trumpet, flute and harp, sports, theatre
and dance, chant and descant.