Martin The Mannequin – Episode 4
In the snowy aftermath of a storm, a mannequin named Martin finds himself seeking warmth in a boutique. To his surprise, he encounters living mannequins, and his presence sparks excitement. Despite wanting to leave Minnesota, Martin gets drawn into helping with sewing tasks by a determined house elf named Timothy. As the snowstorm rages outside, Martin learns the art of pinning and discovers a newfound appreciation for the lakes of Minnesota.
Martin The Mannequin – Episode 4
In Part 2 of February’s Snowstorm, Martin finds a stray cat in the studio and cares for it. While reading about church vestments, he discovers that Travis won’t be in for two days due to the snowstorm. Engrossed in church symbolism books, he accidentally falls asleep. Waking up in a panic, he realizes the cat has played havoc with ecclesiastical stoles. To his surprise, a cheerful voice offers help from above.
The word “antiphon” is probably not in the vocabulary for those of us who aren’t all that familiar with liturgical chants but traditionally they were short chants of the Psalms often sung with a refrain. The meaning of antiphon actually has its roots in Greek origin as it literally means “before the sound.” The most famous song or hymn to come forth from the O Antiphons is the Christmas hymn “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.
Blessed Virgin Mary Monogram and Stoles: A stole was a gift given as a memorial to a dear friend’s church.
We enter a season filled with green trees and grass dotted with bright pink, purple, red, and white the flowers blooming profusely all around us. One glance around nature provides a feast of green shades for the eye to behold. It brings the entire world to life. Green is also the color for ordinary times in the church years. With the long Trinity Season or the “Green” Season just getting underway in the church year.
Ecclesiastical Sewing introduces new designs in the Pastor or Priest Stole Collection for Lent and Advent. The Pope Gregory Violet Silk Dupioni Priest Stole, designed with gold trim and cross detail, is a featured stole. Available in various versions, with orphrey bands and tassels. Additionally, the Rose Stole, designed for Laetare and Gaudete Sundays, adds a special to the Penitential Seasons. The St. Ambrose Pastor or Priest Stole in rich violet hues. These stoles offer bespoke quality at an affordable price.
The liturgical vestment known as the stole–the type we see today–came into form around the twelfth century; it has retained the basic shape familiar to us with minor variations over time. The variations include width, spade ends, and neckline variations. The styles of stole decorations have changed dramatically through the centuries.
Caring of these liturgical vestments is a form of care to our ministers. This is a noble duty, especially for women–whether as part of a guild, league, or even deaconesses. Freshen the ministers’ wardrobes is a great way to show our love and appreciation for all that they do for us.
Installing a pastor in a new congregation is a special event, and many fellow pastors make a point of attending installation services to provide support, encourage, and pray for the newly called pastor. The service is rich and meaningful, with each pastor in attendance selecting and reading a scriptural text over the new pastor.
Vintage church vestment treasures at St. Leo Monastery in Florida, Discovering a cross, made from galloon trim, the Wakefield liturgical fabric and the maniple.
Lenten stoles with Two-Toned Fairford fabric. Featuring a unique blend of violet and gold, these stoles showcase a black cross on each orphrey band, perfect for the Penitential Season of Lent.
Finished Fairford Black/Gold Pastoral Stole, a farewell gift for our pastor. This stole is perfect for Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The black silk dupioni and Fairford brocade orphrey bands in black/gold create a stunning look. with a budget-friendly materials like silk dupioni and the beautiful St. Benet braid trim. Added a cross and chain for the finishing touch.
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.
Red is the traditional color for use during the celebration of Pentecost, which comes fifty days after Easter, and 10 days after the Ascension of Christ.