coat without seam

Also known as

  • Christ’s coat without seam
  • Holy coat
  • Holy Coat of Treves


A name for the Church, emblematic of the only body of Christians without division or dissension. The term is derived from the garment worn by Our Lord at the time of His Crucifixion for which rather than divide it the Roman soldiers cast lots. According to an ancient pious tradition the coat was woven by His Mother.

MLA Citation

  • “coat without seam”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 December 2019. Web. 29 March 2020. <>