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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Lent Journey 3/12

Purple

The color purple is seen often during Lent.  When we go into church tomorrow we will see a purple cloth covering the altar

Why? 

Purple is associated with royalty. In Biblical times it was a very expensive color to make therefore, purple was only attainable for royalty or wealthy people.  1 Peter 2:9,  says this about God’s people; “9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood,  a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.  The color purple is very fitting for use in the church.  We use it during times of repentance, such as the season of Lent. 

Visit Trish at A House Upon the Rock to read more about the journey’s through Lent that other’s are taking.

2 comments:

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I love when the alter and vestments are purple. My two favorite seasons.. Advent and Lent. It also makes the changes to red and then white stand out more strongly.(to me)

Trish said...

It is beautiful. Our old church used to dress for the season. The banners would change as well.

I miss the formality of a traditional church. We currently attend a church that meets in a school.