Missionaries in China

 Father Leon Dehon, founder of the Priestly Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Congregatio Sacerdotorum a Sacro Corde Iesu) also known as the Dehonians, celebrating Holy Mass. According to former privilege granted to the missionaries in China, the priest and the altar server wear on their heads jijin (tsikin / tsikim) made of silk brocade. The use of this headgear in the Liturgy in China resulted from the fact that in China uncovered head was a sign of disrespect and humiliation. Even in the presence of the emperor the head was covered.
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