Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sorry, Pentecost is done, Easter Season is over, move along now...

...So the color switches to green, which signifies growing.

12 comments:

Steven Cornett said...

I have a question.

As I understand it, there is a octave of Pentecost. Wouldn't that make the liturgical color red until the vigil mass of Trinity Sunday (which is traditionally white)?

Although I much prefer green for the website, as red is a very hard background color to read against.

Father Martin Fox said...

Steven:

There used to be an Octave for Pentecost, but no longer.

Anonymous said...

In the interests of greengrowing things, I hope there is some rain in store for your area soon!
Annie

T.O. said...

Thanks for switching (my eye has recovered :))

Jackie said...

Oooo Father - I think there are leprachauns near your blog - at least based on the color!!

the Joneses said...

It's non-traditional, but our denomination (Charismatic Episcopal Church) makes Pentecost into a season of its own, so we have red for the next 4 weeks or so. It helps emphasize Pentecost as a feast day on an equal ranking with Christmas.

Father Martin Fox said...

The Joneses:

Actually, that's not so unusual. I think Anglicans do something similar.

And really, so does the Catholic Church; "Ordinary Time," theologically is all "after Pentecost" time.

So why the green color, rather than red? Because, as Eastern Christian practice attests, both red and green are Pentecost colors.

cjmr said...

I don't suppose you could make your green slightly less yellow? I'm finding it even worse than the red was...

Fr. Ron Williams said...

Actually, the reason that green is the color for Ordinary Time is that it is a neutral color.

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Just found your blog! Do you mind adding mine & i'll set up a link to yours?

God bless

Ellen said...

I like the lighter green better!

Anonymous said...

This has become totally boring! Yall need shaken up some. Anybody read Kathleen Kennedy's latest book? AAaaaaargh!
Annie