The man in the group behind the bishop, who is in surplice and hood and biretta, is probably the archdeacon.
The colouring, with its clear reds of the biretta and the robe, is very successful.
He must also provide the Bishop with a horse, gloves, and a biretta when he rides abroad.
On our heads we wore a fascinating "biretta," or cap with a tall feather.
Father Sergius straightened his mantle, put on his biretta, and went circumspectly through the crowd.
The old Norma, straight from biretta's Bookshop, had been pretty in plain serge and shabby fur.
We wandered into a large courtyard and to us came a fat priest wearing a biretta.
He sighed, but resigning himself to the inevitable, lifted his biretta as he came up to the door.
Father Gray came out of the private chapel of the clergy-house in his cassock and biretta.
He persisted in wearing in the house a velvet dressing-gown and a biretta, truly an uncommon head-gear.
square cap worn by Catholic clergy, 1590s, from Italian beretta, from Late Latin birrus, birrum "large cloak with hood;" perhaps of Gaulish origin, or from Greek pyrros "flame-colored, yellow."