Liturgical Colours

I recommend a look at The Colours of the Church Year in Full Homely Divinity. It depends what we’ve got in our sacristies and what’s wearing out. On the other hand, it gives some ideas for when we feel inclined to get the sewing machine out and start looking round the curtain fabric shops.

I’m not sure about using rose for feasts of Our Lady as an alternative to white and blue, but it bears thinking about. Pre-Reformation and pre-Tridentine usage was much more flexible about the use of colours and varied according to local traditions and places. I made my rose vestments in the late 1980’s but they are still in mint condition, whilst my green set has become more “floppy” and grubby round the collar…

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