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Category: Altar Hangings and Paraments

Altar hangings and paraments are essential components of any church’s liturgy. These fabrics add value and beauty to the church, emphasizing the significance of different religious seasons.

These pieces are used to adorn the altar, lectern, pulpit, and other areas of the church. These also serve as a visual reminder of the church’s teachings and beliefs. Not just decorative designs; these also play an important role in the church’s liturgy. These liturgical pieces change with the liturgical season, reflecting the church’s colors and symbolism

At Ecclesiastical sewing, we understand the importance of altar hangings and paraments. Our collection includes designs for Advent, Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, and other religious seasons. We use quality fabrics that are durable ensuring that they withstand regular use with proper care.

Our altar hangings and paraments are available in different styles and colors, ranging from simple to ornate designs. We also offer customization options, allowing churches to design their own pieces and, according to their specific qualifications.

Altar hangings and paraments are essential fabrics for any church’s liturgy. They add beauty and elegance to the church while emphasizing the significance of different religious seasons. Therefore Ecclesiastical Sewing offers a wide range of collections of liturgical items, each with unique designs, colors, and textures to suit every church’s preferences

City of David Collection Altar Frontal

Messianic Prophecies: City of David Advent Collection

Discover the City of David Superfrontal and Advent Collection, filled with religious symbols. It represents Messianic prophecies and Christ’s lineage, reminding of His coming. Add beauty to your space with stunning designs like the O’ Sapientia, depicting God’s wisdom. Customize these pieces to fit different religious settings.

Funeral Casket Pall Sewing Pattern Ecclesiastical Sewing

Funeral Casket Pall Sewing Pattern

The word pall comes from the Latin pallium meaning cloak.  Thus a cloak or covering – a pall  – is placed over the casket, or in ancient times, the body, of the deceased when a casket was not affordable. The use of funeral palls has a long-standing tradition dating back to at least the Middle Ages. During this time, the cloth was often rich or brightly colored, and palls were often richly embroidered. In America and Canada, the palls used today are often white. Palls may be decorated with embroidery or contrasting fabrics.

Rose Banners for Gaudete and Laetare Sundays

A Journey Through the History of Church Banners

Church Banners with their vivid colors and intricate designs, have adorned houses of worship for centuries. In the early Christian era, when worship was often conducted in secret due to persecution, banners provided a means of discreetly identifying meeting places. The history of church banners is a testament to the enduring power of visual art and religious symbolism.

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.

Christmas Angel Banners | Ecclesiastical Sewing White Banners

The One With The Elf — February’s Snowstorm Part 3

Martin The Mannequin _ Episode 3
In the snowy studio, a house elf named Timothy surprises Martin, the mannequin. Offering help with vestment repairs, Timothy shares his lineage connected to Jeanne Lanvin’s fashion house in Paris. While fixing stoles, Timothy directs Martin to return quick ship vestments and take the cat, Nightingale, back to the Arbor Boutique. Martin, intrigued by Timothy’s tales, heads out into the winter storm.

O Emmanuel Dec 23

O Emmanuel – O God with Us O Antiphon for December 23

The symbol used for O Emmanuel is a manger with a flowering rose. The rose is a Messianic Rose. With great joy and anticipation, we join the prophet in singing, O Come, Emmanuel – come and save us, O Lord, our God. The collection of O Antiphon designs is a simple way to enhance a worship space. The banners may be hung from pillars as shown in the photo, or by some other way of your selection. The banners a simple to create for those who like to sew for their church.

O Oriens Dec 21

O Oriens – O Dayspring Antiphon for December 21

O Oriens – O Dayspring Antiphon for December 21: The word Dayspring today is considered archaic, yet it is a word that is beautiful and poetic. The word is used in the King James translation of the Bible. It means the dawn of the morning or daybreak. The symbol for Dayspring is often a rising sun as it breaks the horizon a the dawn of a new day.

David Advent Stole Collection

O Clavis David – O Key of David Antiphon for December 20

Keys are interesting things. They come in all kinds of sizes from small to large. They open things, close things, lock things up, start things and the list goes on. Keys are used in the Bible as a means to explain or illustrate different concepts. I am reminded of our Catechism study in preparation for Confirmation. We learned about the Office of the Keys.


Forgotten Altars? Take Another Look!

This little chapel sits in the corner of a larger room. A great deal of care has been taken with the chapel. There is an Advent stand with the Advent candles, a cross in the corner on the wall, the hymn board, the candles, and book stand on the altar, the altar linens and the altar hangings. The scene in the altar antependium is that of the manger in a circle or nimbus with the star. The various blues of the background indicate the shades of the nighttime sky. The charm comes in knowing that in this place, someone has taken care to ensure that the altar of the Lord is prepared for the services that will take place in this tiny chapel.

Good Friday Dossal

The Ecclesiastical Sewing Family’s Easter in 2017

The Ecclesiastical Sewing Family’s Easter in 2017 and a special church project. Dossal curtain – Dossals, traditionally adorned with intricate embroideries, like the Lanercost Dossal. Tailored to fit sanctuary dimensions, for instance, is 88” wide and 124” long, complementing stained glass. A captivating coincidence forms a cross with the dossal and stained glass, as seen in the Good Friday dossal, the dossal and the stained glass make a cross on the back wall behind the big wooden cross.

Good Friday 2017 and Stabat Mater Dolorosa

Good Friday 2017 and Stabat Mater Dolorosa

Good Friday in 2017 – church adhered to solemn customs, draping the altar in black with six candles, the seventh being the Paschal candle. While black is our choice, I found practices in other churches, employing red or violet. Despite the somber tone of Good Friday services, they set the stage for a joyous Easter celebration.