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Altar Linens

Altar Linen Refresher Altar linens are items that usually go unnoticed by most parishioners. The care of linens Often altars are bare of having linens, or altars have worn and stained linens.   As many of us return to our respective church sacristies following the sporadic nature of summer schedules, there is often a bit of house keeping needed to put things in order. It is a good idea to take inventory of the altar linens, and put a call in to all members of the altar guild to return… Read more Altar Linens

Funeral Vestments

Today many gathered in our Nation’s Capital to mourn the loss of Antonin Scalia.  We often fail to mourn the passing of those around us.  But today, we will pause and mourn with those who were in attendance at the funeral. Today’s events were marked with the solemn dignity one expects at a State Funeral. The Clergy presiding over the service wore matching cream-colored vestments with tapestry orphreys. The pall was also part of the same vestment set, with matching tapestry orphrey bands. Other clergy in attendance at the funeral… Read more Funeral Vestments

Elizabeth – Watts and Co

Living in a small community in northern Minnesota does not present many opportunities for viewing beautiful and historic Ecclesiastical Vestments.  So, making the best of the situation, I haunt Flickr, Pinterest, and various websites looking for interesting and unusual pieces of Ecclesiastical embroidery. There are times when the internet seems an endless source, a visual feast of colors and designs, while at other times, there is nothing of interest to be found. Quite some time ago, I came upon the name of a Vestment maker in  the UK – Watts and… Read more Elizabeth – Watts and Co

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