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Category: Pentecost

Pentecost is a Christian holiday that celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus Christ. It is observed on the seventh Sunday after Easter, 50 days after Easter. The word “Pentecost” is derived from the Greek word “Pent?kost?,” meaning the fiftieth day

According to the biblical account in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1-41), the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles while they were gathered in Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Shavuot, which was also called Pentecost. This event is often considered the “birthday” of the Christian Church, as the apostles were empowered to spread the teachings of Jesus to people of different languages and backgrounds.

It is significant in Christianity as it marks the fulfillment of Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit to guide and empower his followers. It is a time of celebration and is sometimes called the “birthday of the Church.” Many Christian denominations observe Pentecost with special worship services and prayers, and the color red is often associated with this holiday.

Ecclesiastical Sewing offers a captivating Pentecost collection, featuring the  Holy Spirit Collection, the  Trinity Collection, and the inspiring Holy Ghost Creator Blest. These collections provide beautifully crafted vestments and liturgical fabrics that capture the spirit and significance of Pentecost, making them a meaningful choice for churches observing this special Christian celebration.

Burning Bush Pentecost Cope

Pentecost and Its Connection to Easter

The word “Pentecost” comes from the Greek term “pent?kost?” which means “fiftieth.” Pentecost finds its roots in the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, which takes place 50 days after Passover and celebrates the giving of the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai. Pentecost is a significant Christian holiday commemorating the Holy Spirit’s descent upon the apostles of Jesus Christ, marking the birth of the Christian Church.

Dove and Flames Altar Hanging Ecclesiastical Sewing

Why Do We Wear Red on Pentecost?

The use of the color red in the church during Pentecost is commonly attributed to its association with the flames of the Holy Spirit, which descended upon the apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ as tongues of fire. Red, as the color of fire and blood, is a natural choice to represent this element. The imagery of flames and fire is often associated with the Holy Spirit in Christian iconography, and red serves as a powerful visual reminder of the transformative power of faith.

St, Margaret Red

Pentecost a Season of Red Liturgical Fabrics

Red is the traditional color for Pentecost vestments, and among my favorite “red” options are fabrics like the St. Margaret Brocade, showcasing a bold pattern with a Tudor Rose and Crown. This liturgical brocade is available in solid red and two-toned variations, including the fiery red/gold option in the Fairford Brocade. Another excellent choice is the Red Lichfield Brocade, offering a rich hue perfect for Pentecost. Additionally, there’s the Luther Rose Brocade, Ely Crown, Silk Dupioni, and more in vibrant red tones.

Red Pentecost Stole Construction, Clergy Stole for Every Budget

Pastoral Stoles: How Much do They Cost?

To easily buy the Red Dupioni Silk for the stole base, opt for pre-cut “stole quarters” tailored for a 4″³ pastoral stole or wider/longer lengths for V-back and other styles. A pastoral “stole quarter” is around 14”³ wide by 60”³ long. Similar to quilters buying “fat quarters” for minimal waste, this is a smart approach. Instead of a 60”³ length of 45”³ or 54”³ wide fabric, you purchase just enough for one stole. costs under $20.

Installation of Kevin Robson CMO St. Louis, MO

Red Pentecost 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.

Machine Embroidered Dove for Pentecost Stole

Pentecost Stoles Part 2

Pentecost Stoles. The first design features crossed keys symbolizing the Office of the Keys. The red silk dupioni, design with gold and bronze metallic threads, blends beautifully with red and gold brocatelle fabric and metallic galloon trim. The upper chest will showcase a descending dove with flames. and the final design will include a Bible and Sword of the Spirit, connecting to the Holy Spirit. These red Pentecost Stoles offer a reasonable budget.

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