And after that he hoped that he might leave renown as a great clerk who had added glory, credit, power and wealth, whether of copes of gold or of lands, to his most famous bishopric.
For a brief space during Mary's reign the old worship was restored, and Her Majesty and Philip bestowed costly gifts of copes and altar frontals and vestments.
The spacious chests for copes are interesting records of the rich ecclesiastical vestments in use in former times.
The copes and vestments of the officiating clergy were cloth of tissue powdered with red roses, brought from the looms of Florence, and woven in one piece, thickly studded with gold and jewelry.
Their servants rode along the road with copes for doublets or tunicles for saddle-cloths, and scattered panic among the larger houses which were left.
On the eve of the Holy Innocents the child bishop and his youthful clergy, in little copes and with burning tapers in their hands, went in procession chanting versicles, made some prayers before the altar, and sang complin.
He ornamented a book of the gospels with gold, silver, and precious stones, and procured several vestments and copes for the chanters, with carpets and curtains and other ornaments for the church.
The vestiarium or vestry where the copesand clothes were deposited.
Often a procession would go to meet the returning pilgrim, especially as he usually brought presents of silk cloths to the churches for copes or coverings of the altars.
Also the maimed Statues of Bishops, whose Copes are garnished and charged with a Cross Moline: And at their Feet, Escocheons, with the Arms of the Church; and also Escocheons with Crosses Molines.
There is mention, too, of suits of vestments, and single vestments, copes and surplices, and altar cloths for the five altars.
He is assisted by two other priests, all three vested in surplices and black copes with a red-and-gold border; the clerk holds the holy-water vessel.
Pope Benedict were torn, and whence those who had brought them departed decked out, in derision, in copes and mitres, and making an apology through all Paris?
Copes and chasubles, bedspreads and curtains, are often to be seen decorated with some repeating form.
Flexibility is an invaluable quality for any work destined, like copes and curtains, to hang in folds.
For in his answer to the articles of impeachment sent to the House of Lords against him in 1640, he says "That the copes used in that Church were brought in thither long before his time.
An Act of 1644 orders copesto be sold in parish churches.
Item, iiij copes blue sylk with red orferes trayled with whitt braunches and flowers.
This mention of copes reminds us of the Boy-Bishop, and is one of the symptoms indicating community of origin.
At St. Paul's Cathedral twenty-eight copes were employed not only for the Boy-Bishop and his company, but for the Feast of Fools.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "copes" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.