Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sewing for a Higher Power, Part Three

Mary commented on Sewing for a Higher Power, Part Two:

Interesting posts on the higher power sewing. I am interested in the colors-are the greens for Easter this coming spring?

Good question, Mary, but actually these were made for Ordinary Time of the traditional liturgical calendar. In my case, that's Episcopalian, but it's also used by other denominations, among them Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ. I'm sure there are other denominations as well, but those were the first that came to mind.

The liturgical color normally assigned to Ordinary Time is green.

Probably more than you want to know, but this detailed description of Ordinary Time came from Wikipedia, source of all knowledge, lol:

Ordinary Time is a season of the Christian (especially the Catholic) liturgical calendar. The English name is intended to translate the Latin term Tempus per annum (literally "time through the year"). Ordinary Time comprises the two periods — one following Epiphany (feast or season), the other following Pentecost -- which do not fall under the "strong seasons" of Advent, Christmas, Lent, or Easter.
There are still a few weeks left until Advent, which starts the last week of November, so that's why there was some time pressure.

Also, meredithp asked:

Is the Byzantine one the one in the second photo that wraps around?

Yes, the second one is the Byzantine style our parish's deacons prefer.

New vestments have been an ongoing project for my parish. The old ones have seen a lot of wear and most are polyester besides. So we're gradually replacing them. They're coming from a number of sources so it's not all on me.


SewingLibrarian said...

Yes, I was thinking that the older green ones were probably the most worn out because ordinary time is so much of the year. You have done a beautiful job on these. I'm sure everyone will be pleased - those who wear them and those who sit in the pews and look at them.

Mary said...

:-) Thanks for the gracious and complete answer. I learned something new today!

Phyllis said...

Oh I just love seeing this type of sewing. I do have one suggestion to offer and that would be to sew a drapery weigh into the inside corner to keep the stole nice and straight. Might alleviate the scarf sensation too.