Ordination and being installed as the pastor at a church is a special time for clergy. There are often special services that are planned in honor of the event. The ordination and installation service is a time when a new pastor gets to wear their first stole. The vestment color for ordination and installation is red and so tradition often dictates the gifting of a red stole
Lutherans and Roman Catholics celebrated the feast days of St. Philip and St. James the Apostles on May 1st and 3rd. Both church bodies agree on the importance of these Apostles. Philip was called by Jesus in Bethsaida and brought Nathanael to Christ, while St. James is traditionally believed to have been martyred. Ecclesiastical Sewing has introduced “The Apostle Collection” of church vestments, emphasizing these important figures in Christian history.
The Evangelist stoles have been termed by some as a “teaching stole.” Pastors and Priests have used the stole symbols as a way to teach about the four Evangelists – St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, and St. John. These symbols for the Evangelists date back centuries in their use to teach the faith.
Ecclesiastical Sewing has Quick Ship Items ready for Easter! These stole collections, like Ely and Exeter, are in stock and easy to ship for last-minute needs. With brilliant gold and classic designs, they’re great for quick gifts or replacements.
The ordination of a new pastor or priest usually involves a ceremony or special service. Many churches have a specific order of service to ordain new clergy. There is a special service to install them as the pastor or priest in their new church or parish. These are special times. And it is important to honor the calling of God’s Holy Ministers.
Rose vestments, used in penitential seasons like Advent and Lent, symbolize hope and joy amid our sinful state. Many churches adopt rose vestments, enhancing worship through visual cues and aiding the pastor’s teaching efforts. Embracing the Liturgical Arts helps engage diverse learners, fostering a deeper connection to the beauty of God’s creation and Word in the church.
The tippet was originally a form of outdoor dress and it may have been fur-lined. Much of its history has been tied to academic use. Tippets have historically been made of silk fabric. The tippet is generally between 6″ to 10.5″ wide. The softer the fabric, the wider the tippet may be. The ends are usually finished with a plain simple hem. However, in the 19th century, the ends were finished with a zig-zag or pinked end.
When a new pastor or priest joins a congregation, many churches have a special installation service. Many fellow clergy members join in this celebration to support the new pastor or priest with words from the Holy Scriptures and with the laying on of hands in prayer.
Ecclesiastical Sewing offers a variety of clergy stole patterns, including the 4 1/2″ wide pastoral or priest stole pattern. Refined over time and digitized by a professional pattern maker, it includes traditional markings, grain lines, and notches for easy assembly.
Within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, red is the traditional liturgical color to be worn for installation service. And look at all of the lovely red stoles! Within our church body, it is tradition for pastors within the local circuit to attend the installation service of a brother pastor. At this installation service, there were a total of seventeen pastors vested in red stoles! There is a wealth and abundance in the variety of pastoral stoles.
This stole is intended for use during an installation. The components consist of an applique of a Sword and a Bible. The machine embroidered applique and the lower orphrey were placed on a silk dupioni stole using a red and gold galloon trim to finish off the raw edges. While the red of the applique is a slightly darker color than the red of the stole, the gold trim bridges the color gap, and the colors blend together nicely, creating a subtle gradation.