Sunday, April 09, 2017

Palm Sunday - What Color Are the Vestments?



What Color are the Vestments for Palm Sunday?

The answer is:   
For the Ordinary Rite - Red – for the Passion of Christ. 
For the Extra-Ordinary Rite - Purple - For Lent

See below for the vestments for the other seasons of the liturgical year.


Vestments for the Rest of the Liturgical Year:


White

Light, innocence, purity, joy, triumph, glory
Season of Christmas
Season of Easter
Feasts of the Lord, other than of His passion
Feasts of Mary, the angels, and saints who were not martyrs
All Saints (1 November)
Feasts of the Apostles
Nuptial Masses
Masses for the dead (Requiem Masses) when the deceased is a baptized child who died before the age of reason


Red

The Passion, blood, fire, God's Love, martyrdom
Feasts of the Lord's passion, Blood, and Cross
Feasts of the martyrs
Palm Sunday (Except in the Extra-Ordinary Rite)
Pentecost


Green

The Holy Ghost, life eternal, hope
Time After Epiphany
Time After Pentecost


Violet

Penance, humility, melancholy
Season of Advent
Season of Septuagesima
Season of Lent
Rogation Days
Ember Days (except for Pentecost Ember Days)
Vigils except for Ascension and Pentecost
Good Friday


Black

Mourning, sorrow
All Souls Day
Masses for the dead (Requiem Masses), except for baptized children who've died before the age of reason


Rose (not Pink!)

Joy
Gaudete Sunday (Third Sunday of Advent)
Laetare Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent)

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