MANIPLES: the Finer Points
Moi, I am a pedant. I take my maniple off before saying the Leonine Prayers at the foot of the Altar. According to O’Connell, this is the strictly logical thing to do … but it is, he says, commonly ignored.
It is the strictly logical thing to do because only the maniple is worn only during Mass. The Chasuble might sometimes be worn in extra-liturgical ceremonies … but never the maniple. I