The Syon Cope.
A fine example of the ecclesiastical needlework for which England was noted in the thirteenth century; presented to the Duke of Northumberland by refugee nuns from Portugal, to whose convent it belonged, and whom he sheltered at Syon House during the Continental troubles of the early nineteenth century.
Jalali.-A class of Mohammedan Faqirs who take their name from their founder Sayyid Jalal-ud-din a pupil of Bahawal Haqq the Suhrawardiyya saint of Multan.
Roman Auguries. They have existed since the foundation of Rome and exercise a practice derived from the Greeks and Etruscans, the Etruscans disciplina.
In ancient Rome, Pontifex Maximus was the title given to the high priest or chief priest at the head of the Pontifical College of Priests.
Monastic habit of spiritual orders from Poland, Germany and Flanders from the 10th to the 18th century.
Female religious habit at the end of the eighteenth century. Nuns who live according to the Rule of St. Augustine, St. Dominic, St. Benedict and of Saint Angela Merici.
The similarity between the Buddhist faith and the Roman Catholic churches may be traced even more minutely than this. “Buddhists everywhere have their monasteries and nunneries, their baptism, celibacy and tonsure, their rosaries, chaplets, relics, and charms, their fast-days and processions, their confessions, mass, requiems, and litanies, and, especially in Tibet, even their cardinals, and their pope.”
In almost all Buddhist monasteries, may be seen a bell, which is tolled by the monks morning and evening. These regular tollings comprise a series of 108 strokes. This number 108 represents:
Golnabat Khanoum (Mrs. Sugar-candi) of the Susmani tribe.
Roman Pope in Chamber Clothes