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What colors are significant in the church. For the priestly garments? For the decoration?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:04 PM on Aug. 30, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • found this on Wiki, take it with a grain of salt. I have not seen blue

    Blue, a colour associated with the Virgin Mary, is allowed for the feast of the Immaculate Conception in some dioceses in Spain, Portugal, Mexico and South America. In the Philippines it is authorized for all feasts of the Virgin Mary, a practice followed in some other places without official authorization. There have also been unauthorized uses of blue in place of violet for the season of Advent,[5] as a symbol of expectation and hope - the blue of a new day.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:40 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • can you give more information? It depends on the season.
    WHITE: The white vestments are worn to celebrate certain Holy Days (such as Christmas and Easter); also for marriages, services having to do with the Blessed Sacrament, and funerals for babies. White symbolizes innocence, light and purity.

    RED: Red symbolizes blood, and the priest wears red vestments on the feast days of martyred saints. It is also worn on the feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came down upon the Apostles as tongues of fire.

    GREEN: Green is worn for the Masses in Ordinary Time; these are the Sundays when the Priest is not required to wear any of the other colors.

    PURPLE/VIOLET: Purple is worn throughout the season of lent; the purple symbolizes sadness and grief.


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:16 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • ROSE: Rose is worn only twice a year; on Gaudete Sunday - which is the third Sunday of Advent, and on Laetare Sunday - the fourth Sunday of Lent. The rose color is worn to symbolize joy; during advent it is our joy at the impending birth of Christ, during lent it is in anticipation of Christ's resurrection.

    BLACK: Black was usually worn for the offices of the dead (for obvious reasons), although now priests usually wear the purple vestments for this. It is also used on Good Friday for the services.


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:16 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • No blue?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:21 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • I never thought about it until you mentioned it , but no I don't think I have ever seen blue vestments.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:38 PM on Aug. 30, 2009