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Union Bethel Liturgical Colors and Calendar

It is by tradition in some denominations and by the decision of assigned some pastors in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, that the ministerial vestments and the drapery used in the decoration of the altar should correspond in color that is appropriate for the liturgical season. The colors, if used appropriate to the liturgical cycle, are called the liturgical colors.

The Union Bethel Liturgical Year

 
b_43_56_16777215_0___images_stories_purple20paraments.jpgAdvent - Purple
The 4 Sundays before Christmas Day. This is the color of preparation and of penitence. Purple is used during the seasons of Advent and Lent.
      
b_44_50_16777215_0___images_stories_white20paraments.jpgChristmas Day and the Twelve Days of Christmas - White
There are twelve days of the Christmas Season,which begins on Christmas Eve and goes to Epiphany. This is the color of perfection, glory, holiness, and joy. In the African Methodist Episcopal Church and some other denominations, white is used on Communion Sundays. White is also used on the joyous and great festival days of the Godhead such as Christmas Day and during the Easter season (the Sundays after Easter). Many of our churches use white for weddings.
  
EPIPHANY
b_38_50_16777215_0___images_stories_white20paraments.jpgThe Epiphany of Our Lord - White
First Sunday After Christmas Day
 
green paramentThe Second through Eighth Sundays after the Epiphany - Green
(Sundays always referred to as the Sundays AFTER the Epiphany
 
b_38_50_16777215_0___images_stories_white20paraments.jpgThe Last Sunday of the Epiphany - White
(The Transfiguration of Our Lord)
  
b_40_52_16777215_0___images_stories_purple20paraments.jpgAsh Wednesday and the Five Sundays OF Lent
(Referred to as the Sundays OF Lent)
Color: Purple This is the color of preparation and of penitence. Purple is used during the seasons of Advent and Lent.
b_39_50_16777215_0___images_stories_red20paraments.jpgPalm Sunday (Sunday of the Passion) and all of Holy Week - Red
(Monday - Maundy Thursday) This is the color of blood. It reminds us of the blood of Christ which was shed for the forgiveness of the sins of all of humankind. Red is used during Holy Week from Palm Sunday through Maundy Thursday. Red is also the color of fire and represents fervor, zeal, victory and triumph. Red is used during the Pentecost season to mark the birth of Christ's church on earth. Some churches use red throughout the Pentecost season, which starts fifty days after Easter and goes to beginning of Advent (Four Sundays before Christmas). Some pastors use red for Pentecost Sunday only and not during the entire Pentecost season.
blackparamentGood Friday - Black
This is the color of deep sorrow and darkness. Black also reminds us of death or the end of life. Black is used only on Good Friday to remind us of Jesus' death and humiliation on the cross.
 
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Easter Sunday - White
Beginning with Easter Eve
And all the Sundays of Easter (Easter Day and the following 7 Sundays after Easter Sunday) This is the color of perfection, glory, holiness, and joy. In the African Methodist Episcopal Church and some other denominations, white is used on Communion Sundays. White is also used on the joyous and great festival days of the Godhead such as Christmas Day and during the Easter season (the Sundays after Easter). Many of our churches use white for weddings
b_44_58_16777215_0___images_stories_red20paraments.jpgThe Day of Pentecost  - Red
This is the color of blood. It reminds us of the blood of Christ which was shed for the forgiveness of the sins of all of humankind. Red is used during Holy Week from Palm Sunday through Maundy Thursday. Red is also the color of fire and represents fervor, zeal, victory and triumph. Red is used during the Pentecost season to mark the birth of Christ's church on earth. Some churches use red throughout the Pentecost season, which starts fifty days after Easter and goes to beginning of Advent (Four Sundays before Christmas). Some pastors use red for Pentecost Sunday only and not during the entire Pentecost season.
b_45_52_16777215_0___images_stories_white20paraments.jpgHoly Trinity Sunday is the First Sunday After the Pentecost - White
This is the color of perfection, glory, holiness, and joy. In the African Methodist Episcopal Church and some other denominations, white is used on Communion Sundays. White is also used on the joyous and great festival days of the Godhead such as Christmas Day and during the Easter season (the Sundays after Easter). Many of our churches use white for weddings.
green paramentThe 2nd Sunday After Pentencost and all Sundays After Pentecost up to Advent
Color: Green
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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