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Season of the Church

Just the smallest of notes….

A blessed Gaudete Sunday to y’all! Gaudete Sunday is the third Sunday in Advent and is a reprieve in this season–which by nature is a penitential season. Gaudete Sunday gives us a glimpse of the joy that awaits us and lightens the mood–one way this is done is with the change of the vestments from violet or blue to a rose color. Gaudete is the plural present active imperative of the Latin verb “to rejoice.” This verb comes from the New Testament, Phil. 4:4. This Bible verse is also the… Read more Just the smallest of notes….

Saturno – Another Priest Christmas Gift Idea – Father Jerabek’s Blog

With the onset of winter, cold weather, and plummeting temperatures,  I thought many of you might enjoy this post from another blog that I follow. The post is about hats for clergy. This type of hat is not often seen in Northern Minnesota, but it is certainly interesting and handsome. Stay warm and enjoy! Soli Deo Gloria ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   I’ve never really been much of a hat-wearer, but I do enjoy the wonderful variety of hats in the Church. Recently, it seems, a particular style of hat has been in… Read more Saturno – Another Priest Christmas Gift Idea – Father Jerabek’s Blog

Ely Crown Liturgical Brocade and Trim

The church year has a long history of using specific colors to mark the various celebrations, feasts, and festivals of the church year. Certain colors transcend among all faiths. And then within various faiths, the color may vary according to use and tradition. An example would be some churches use Liturgical Fabrics with the color Violet or purple while others use Roman Purple. The images below show the beautiful Ely Crown Liturgical Brocade and Pugin Orphrey Trim. The most basic colors used in the church include white in some form… Read more Ely Crown Liturgical Brocade and Trim

The Temple

Advent will be upon us in a few short weeks. As many of us in the USA prepare for Thanksgiving, we must keep Advent in the back of our minds, because it will follow shortly on the heels of this scrumptious holiday. 1 1Roberts, Carrie. Green With White & Red Flowers. November 5th, 2016. Personal Collection, Ecclesiastical Sewing, Minnesota, 2016. Advent, being a season of preparation, gives our church life a time to pause and reflect on all things leading up to the blessed season of Christmas. As a contemplative time, it… Read more The Temple

Design Options for Christmas Set

Tonight there was a little extra time to pull out the box of vintage Ecclesiastical Embroidery patterns. Now, these are not just any old embroidery patterns, or at least not to me. These patterns are special. First of all, they are old, or at least some of them are old. Some of these designs for liturgical embroidery date to the 1870’s.  That makes them at least 130 years old. How is that for special? Then, some of them are signed by a well know architect from the area of the… Read more Design Options for Christmas Set

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