September 13th—John Chrysostom

Today is a very special day, a very special feast day. As Christians, we have been lead to our current place in time by our forefathers, who painstakingly paved the… Read more September 13th—John Chrysostom

A Handbook for Altar Guilds by Lucy Vaughn Hayden Mackrille

Reverence is a tender, affectionate regard for holy things. Reverence is placed first because it is our greatest need in the preparation of our work in the sanctuary. Whatever else we lack, reverence we must have. This spirit of reverence lies underneath and behind all our work in the sanctuary and in the chancel. Why do we wish to make our Church beautiful? Because God our heavenly Father is there. The Tabernacle in the wilderness, though scarcely more than a tent, was made glorious within and without because it was… Read more A Handbook for Altar Guilds by Lucy Vaughn Hayden Mackrille

St. Ignatius Mission Banners

Church banners come in many shapes, and sizes, colors and designs. Indays gone by, church banners were rendered in detailed and elaborate Ecclesiastical Embroidery  designs such as the Great Processional Banner at York Minster, which makes them works of art in themselves.When looking though books which document the history of Ecclesiastical Sewing, the lavish use of hand embroidery on banners was quite common. Church banners received the same care and attention as did altar frontals and Church Vestments such as stoles, copes and chasubles. In the book Church Embroidery and… Read more St. Ignatius Mission Banners

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