What Vestments Does a Priest or Pastor Need?

Ecclesiastical vestments are essential for clergy in both the Catholic and Lutheran traditions. Basic items include stoles in liturgical colors, cassock, alb, and surplice. A cincture is worn around the waist, while the amice is optional for Lutherans but essential in the Catholic faith. The chasuble, recommended for Lutheran pastors, matches basic stole colors. In LCMS, a tippet, a black stole variation, is used for prayer office in choir dress.