SOTH Paraments (Video Series)
The beautiful paraments decorating Shepherd of the Hills walls, altar, and pastor stoles are the work of textile artist, Norma Fredrickson.
In this series of 5 videos, Norma speaks with Lee Ann Walsh about the meanings and symbolism that went into the making of these magnificent paraments.
Blue is the color of royalty to welcome the coming of a King. It can also symbolize the night sky in which the star appeared to announce the birth of Jesus. This color is for the season of Advent.
White is said to represent light, innocence, purity, joy, triumph and glory. White is used for festival days of the Church year, especially the seasons of Christmas and Easter.
Purple is associated with mourning and so anticipates the pain and suffering of the crucifixion. This color is used for the season of Lent.
Green symbolizes the renewal of vegetation and living things and the promise of new life. It is the color that is used on more Sundays than any other. Green is used during the season of Pentecost associated with scriptures that encourage growth in faith.
Red is the color of fire and so symbolizes the presence of God. This color is used for the Day of Pentecost and Reformation.