Ever wonder what the different color paraments represent?

One of the responsibilities a Deacon on Duty has, while overseeing weekly worship coverage, is to change the paraments. The different colors used, help to express emotions and ideas during the liturgical year.

Purple is displayed during Advent, as well as Lent. The color purple is associated with the sovereignty of Christ and with penitence.

White, representing light, is used for Christmas, Holy Week including Easter, and communion.

Green symbolizes a time of growth. It is displayed during the season following Epiphany, and the months of June through November.

Symbolizing fire or the Holy Spirit, red is shown on Pentecost.