Why do we use purple during Lent?

Those of us who grew up in denominations that don’t use liturgical colors often find the change of vestments with the seasons a bit confusing. After all, if our pastors… Read more Why do we use purple during Lent?
January 22, 2020 by Carrie R

Do you have your favorite Violet Stole Style Selected Yet? Lent is coming!

Lent Stoles for Pastors and Priests The designer (that’s ME – Carrie) has been busy keeping our seamstresses stitching away to create a wonderful new collection of stoles that are… Read more Do you have your favorite Violet Stole Style Selected Yet? Lent is coming!

Planning Your Lent Church Vestment Projects: a Liturgical Fabric Review

It’s the beginning of a New Year! We just finished celebrating the Birth of our Savior, and the 12 Days of Christmas which ended with the Feast of Epiphany. And… Read more Planning Your Lent Church Vestment Projects: a Liturgical Fabric Review

Epiphany: A Celebration with Varied Traditions

Epiphany: A Celebration with Varied Traditions   If your family is like most families in America, the chances are that gifts are exchanged on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.… Read more Epiphany: A Celebration with Varied Traditions

Lent Vestment Fabric – Violets and Golds

Lens Color and Fabric Choices – Which is your favorite? It’s the beginning of a New Year and Lent is only a few weeks away. Many churches have plans for… Read more Lent Vestment Fabric – Violets and Golds

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

New Year’s Greetings on this Festival Day. Many enjoy the day as the beginning of a New Year. But January 1st is also a Feast Day of the Solemnity of… Read more Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

The Christmas Rose Legend & Symbolism

The Christmas Rose: Legend and Symbolism As we move towards Christmas, it’s easy to get distracted by the lights, sounds, and retail sales. Travelling from one place to another to… Read more The Christmas Rose Legend & Symbolism
December 25, 2019 by Carrie R

Christmas Rose Vestments

The Christmas Rose Vestment set has been a personal favorite of mine. There are several things about the set that keeps drawing me back to it. The first is the… Read more Christmas Rose Vestments

The O Antiphons and O Come, O Come Emmanuel

The O Antiphons and O Come, O Come Emmanuel   Christmas is near and Christmas carols are in the air! As we draw close to the week of Christmas, I… Read more The O Antiphons and O Come, O Come Emmanuel
December 23, 2019 by Carrie R

December 20th: Katie Luther!

Katharina Von Bora: Luther’s Faithful Companion Especially for those in the Lutheran tradition, Katharina Von Bora Luther is often thought of as a hero of the Reformation. Most people know that Katharina was the wife of Luther, but who was she? Where did she come from? What, exactly, was her contribution to the Reformation? Early life Katharina is believed to have been born in 1499, the daughter of a poor German nobleman and his wife. Like so many men, her father was left to raise his daughter when her mother… Read more December 20th: Katie Luther!
December 20, 2019 by Carrie R
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