Malankara World

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?

By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil

Question 100. Why are priests required to wear robes?

The apostolic churches have certain robes for each rank of the priesthood. Many new fellowships question this. God wanted his priests to wear certain robes. Refer to Exodus 25: 26, 27, 28.

God specifically instructed what his priests should wear. Did Jesus Christ ever question what these priests wore? No, but He criticized the dress of the Pharisees and Scribes. If Jesus did not criticize, why should anyone criticize it now?

Even among those who criticize, their ministers wear some sort of a uniform that distinguishes them from the others. Isn't this contradictory? As far as the ancient churches are concerned, the robes of a priest are symbolic of what's mentioned in Eph 6:11-18 The loins girdle to truth, the white robe and surplice to righteousness, shoes to preparedness of gospel of peace, arm-sheath to shield of faith, the cap to helmet of salvation.

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