24 February 2009

Purple

I changed the paraments today; the green is gone. Purple is here for a while. Cindi helped me put up the large, rough hewn cross, adorned with a purple hanging and topped with a crown of thorns. A crucifix hangs before the lectern. The room changes as the cross comes into prominence and the purple adorns the altar, lectern and pulpit. Purple such as He was clothed in that fearful night when He went out to offer His body and spill His blood to be the sacrifice that forgives the sin of all his sisters and brothers. Then the purple was mockery. Today it is confession of His true Kingship. Already the Church summons us into the stillness before the Cross where Love reigns triumphant. O come, let us adore Him!

3 comments:

Scott Larkins said...

...and installed a prominent Crucifix?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder...
I've got to put up our rough hewn cross as well...
To bad we don't have a crucifix...
Yet...

F.V.

christl242 said...

My parish has a processional cross with a crucifix that always stands near the pulpit when Pastor is preaching. He often directs the congregation's attention to it during his sermons, always pointing to the Lamb of God. We also have a stained glass window portraying the victorious Lamb of the Revelation.

There is also a crucifix on the altar.

Symbols I have loved from childhood.