What do the different colors used by the priest signify? As outlined by the Church, different colors represent different liturgical seasons. Since around the sixth century, the primary liturgical colors have been green, white, purple, red and black.
The STOLE is a long cloth, about four inches wide and of the same color as the chasuble, that is worn around the neck like a scarf. It is secured at the waist with the cincture. Traditionally, the… Read More
The CINCTURE is a long, thick cord with tassels at the ends which secures the alb around the waist. It may be white or may be the same liturgical color as the other vestments. In the Graeco-Roman world,… Read More
The ALB is a long, white garment, which flows from shoulders to ankles, and has long sleeves extending to the wrists. The word alb means “white.” The ALB was a common outer garment worn in the Graeco-Roman world… Read More
This week we begin learning about the many items our Priests wear at every Mass. Along with each item we will also learn the spiritual purpose of each item worn. The first thing our Priest puts on is… Read More
At the Mass… Another book seen and used at every Catholic Mass is the: Lectionary – this book contains the scripture readings for the Mass. The Lector reads the first reading, the responsorial, and the second reading from… Read More