What do the different colors we use in church mean?

 

WHITE/GOLD

The color of purity, perfection, eternity, and joy. Used on festival days like Christmas and Easter. 

 

RED

The color of zeal (fire) and martyrdom (blood). Used on days when we focus on the power of the Holy Spirit in zealous and faithful believers. 

GREEN

The color of life, refreshment, regeneration. Used during the Epiphany season and during the Sundays after Pentecost to remind us of the growth of our faith and the church as we hear Christ's teaching. 

PURPLE

The color of royalty, but also of sorrow and repentance. Used during Lent. 

 

BLUE

The color of hope and anticipation. Used during Advent.