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Category: Christian Symbols

Symbols used within the Church to convey meaning and embellish religious objects.

Why do we use purple during Lent?

Those of us who grew up in denominations that don’t use liturgical colors often find the change of vestments with the seasons a bit confusing. After all, if our pastors… Read more Why do we use purple during Lent?

February 2nd, 2018

A blessed feast day to y’all! At Ecclesiastical Sewing, we love every aspect of Church beautification: whether that is Church art or paraments…So let’s talk about what the 2nd of February is and some art that goes along with this blessed day! Today the Church celebrates the Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Jesus. This event honors and fulfills the requirements from the Old Testament. The Law commanded that every mother should be cleansed from the experience of child birth. The life of every first born child belonged to the… Read more February 2nd, 2018

Saint of the Day

Today we give thanks for the life of Saint Damasus I. He was Bishop of Rome from 366 A.D. to 384 A.D. During this period, Christianity was declared the official religion, Latin became the official language of the Church (as opposed to Greek), & Saint Damasus encouraged Jerome to translate the Bible into Latin. Below are a couple articles on Saint Damasus I. Happy reading! https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-damasus-i/ http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=41

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