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The introduction to the Liturgy of the Hours (number 255) states:At more solemn celebrations of the Liturgy of the Hours, therefore, the dalmatic is worn by the deacon and the cope by the priest. The cope is also prescribed for the priest for processions and other services during the celebration of the Eucharist (General Instruction for the Roman Missal, number 303). The cope and humneral veil are worn by the priest or deacon when giving the blessing at the conclusion of the adoration of the exposed blessed sacrament in the monstrance (Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside of Mass, number 92).
"The priest or deacon who presides at a celebration may wear a stole over the alb or surplice; a priest may also wear a cope. On greater solemnities the wearing of the cope by many priests or of the dalmatic by many deacons is permitted."
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