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[[Image:Death of St Bede.jpg|thumb|270px|''The Death of St. [[Bede]]'', the monastic clergy are wearing surplices over their [[cowl]]s]]
The '''surplice''' is a non-liturgical [[vestment]] used by in traditional Western worship. It continues in use by various Christian communions of the West (particularly the [[Roman Catholic Church]]), as well as in the Orthodox Church's [[Western Rite]].

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