Baptismal robes are available for infants, children, and adults. Each robe is made of white poly-cotton poplin and finished with a galloon neck placket, rayon cross sewn onto back, serged side seams and hemmed sleeves and hems. Depending on which galloons I have on hand, the robes are finished with either silver galloon and white cross, or gold galloon and gold cross (please let me know if you have a preference). The robes are designed to fit very roomy, especially the adult sizes as the robe can be kept as a burial shroud.
All sizes with the exception of childrens' sizes are in stock and can be shipped within one week of ordering via Priority Mail. Rush service is available for an additional $15/robe and an Express Maiil charge of $25. Half-silk (50% silk/50% cotton) is available for $95/infants size and $175 for adults size; half-silk is a custom order, so please allow 3-6 weeks.
Shipping $10 via Priority Mail or $25 via Express Mail
To order baptismal robes, please complete the order form here:
I have had several clients ask for information regarding the use of baptismal robes for adult baptisms. In response to this, here is the procedure we follow at my parish.
The catechumen wears light-colored, comfortable clothing (slacks and shirt for men, pants and blouse for women-skirts are not advisable since they tend to float) to go into the font. When he comes out of the font, the sponsor has a white, terry- cloth robe to cover him. The newly-baptized wears this terry-cloth robe during the chrismation, ablution and tonsure after which the priest recites the prayer of blessing over the baptismal garment while blessing the folded baptismal robe. The newly- illumined then exits to change into white dress clothes (whatever he will wear to the reception) and puts the baptismal robe over these dress clothes, wearing it for the remainder of the service.
We have found several advantages to this method: first, the terry cloth robe is much more modest than a mere bath towel and second, since the baptismal robe does not go into the font, there is no necessity for laundering the robe (which is not recommended for garments which have been submerged in holy water and oil). Thus the robe is ready for the newly-illumined to wear it over his street clothes for the next Sunday Liturgy (and however many subsequent Sundays it is worn according to your own local custom).