The Colour Purple

As Lent approaches fast it is worth recalling why the colour purple is such an important feature of the season. Traditionally, the statues in Catholic churches were covered with purple cloth during this time of the year. Purple is used for two reasons, firstly it is associated with mourning and so anticipates the pain and suffering of the crucifixion. Purple is also associated with royalty and celebrates Christ’s Resurrection and sovereignty. Nowadays, we still see this colour as a prevalent facet in church. 

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