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Category: Lent

Lent is a season of spiritual reflection and preparation for Christians around the world, leading up to the celebration of Easter. During this period, believers engage in various spiritual practices such as fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. As we approach Holy Week, it’s essential to keep our hearts and minds focused on the true meaning of this sacred period.

The season of Lent offers a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on our spiritual journey. It’s a time to let go of distractions and focus on our relationship with God. For instance, through prayer, fasting, and acts of kindness, we can deepen our faith and grow closer to our Creator.

Meanwhile, for those looking for special Lent collections, Ecclesiastical Sewing provides a beautiful selection of Violet Vestments that may suit your liturgical needs. These special vestments are designed to enhance the spiritual experience of the season. Certainly, add to the atmosphere of worship and solemnity.

As we celebrate the Lenten season, we are reminded of the enduring love and sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross for our salvation. Indeed, it’s a time to renew our commitment to living a life of faith. And also to follow the example of Jesus in our daily lives.

Thus, for Christians, Lent is a season of great spiritual significance. It’s a time for reflection, prayer, and getting ready for Easter. Fortunately, Ecclesiastical Sewing can cater to a selection of violet vestments that will make your Lenten season even more meaningful. Let’s continue to concentrate our hearts and thoughts on what this special moment means.

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Chasuble

Laetare Sunday in Lent

The word Laetare means “rejoice” in the Latin text of the word. Laetare was ultimately decided to be the name for this Sunday of rejoicing and celebration from the Latin text of the scripture verses found in the 66th chapter of the book of Isaiah.
The six-week season of Lent is overall a time of solemn and somber fasting spent in penance and preparation for the coming of Easter Sunday.

Symbols of Lent: Penitence to Hope

What are the symbols of Lent: Penitence to hope?
Ashes are probably one of the more recognizable symbols of Lent.
Churches that observe this, use purple vestments during Lent season.
Pretzels a Lenten treat that fits the dietary restrictions while reminding us to pray.
Fish on Friday and giving money during Lent.
What other symbols do you commonly see during this time of year in your church or in churches you have visited?

Why we use purple for Lent image

Why do we use purple during Lent?

Purple in Lent symbolizes the royalty of Christ, His sacrificial death, and the season’s connection to Passover. The color, historically associated with royalty, was used mockingly on Jesus during His passion, emphasizing His royal dignity. Additionally, purple signifies the sorrowful nature of sins and the sacrifice made for redemption. Linguistically, “Lent” means “lengthen,” indicating its timing as days lengthen with the approach of spring and the season to observe Lent.


Do you have your favorite Violet Stole Style Selected Yet? Lent is coming!

Some of our favorite fabrics, the richly historic pattern – Fairford, along with the Winchester Brocade. The Brocades are available in deep violet color. Violet is the color used by a wide number of church bodies during the season of Lent. The color violet is used for Lent because it is associated with mourning.  We reflect on the mysteries of Christ and remember the pain and suffering of His crucifixion. Violet is also the color of royalty and it reminds us that we will soon celebrate Christ’s resurrection and sovereignty.

Bespoke Liturgical Religious Fabrics for Church Vestments

Planning Your Lent Church Vestment Projects: a Liturgical Fabric Review

Violet is an appropriate color for Lent. It is associated with pain, suffering, mourning, and loss. Yet it is also the color of Royalty. Winchester is a wonderful Brocade Fabric. It has a nice hand and the weight is designed for use with hand embroidery and goldwork embroidery. It holds up well for machine embroidery. It drapes beautifully for chasubles and copes.

Lent Cross Digital Embroidery Design

Thoughts of Lent

Lent is a penitential season and a time of reflection. Lent has always been a favorite season of the church year. Throughout the years – the rich tapestry of hymns reserved specifically for Lent remains vivid, as the scriptures of Christ’s Passion and Lenten hymns were forever twined together in mind. One could begin to imagine the agony Christ suffered as he prayed. Singing the hymn “Go to Dark Gethsemane” in the dim evening light of the church. It was then and still a favorite Lenten Hymn.