|The Boy Bishop of Chavagnes singing the Capitulum.|
Note the Episcopal Ring.
|Plethora of servers - note the bugia.|
You can see here that the Bishop is reading. To read he needs light, and light is provided by a candle which is held near to his book whenever he reads it. This candle is called a bugia. This is of course for use in dark Churches when it would have been tricky to read. Now we have electric light, but that is still no excuse for getting rid of something. The bugia is a candle stick held on a handle. It should be silver for a Bishop and can be gold for a Cardinal (a rule more ignored than kept I believe).
Now I have lots of bits and bobs, but to my shame, I do not have a bugia. So what to do?!?
|Rather smart Bishop's bugia|
Well, there is always something around, and if you look carefully at the 'Chavagnes Bugia' you will see that it is just a little bit shoved together, but it does look quite the job, n'est pas?
|The Chavagnes bugia|