This from last week’s bulletin of one of our local Catholic churches. It is part of a front page article on how the liturgy for Lent will offer some new experiences:
What will we experience this week at Mass:
Art and Environment: our “Ordinary Time” green will give way to purple. Purple represents the penitential and preparatory nature of the season it signifies solemnity and has a connotation of not only penance but royalty. You will notice that there are no flowers or plants in our sanctuaries. This is to reflect the starkness of the season and anticipates the new life we will see at Easter. (So far, so good.)
(Then, this.) We will also see vessels in fragments in front of our altars. Like our growth takes place in pieces and fragments, amazing change happens when we begin to experience these fragments and pieces coming together in a new way. We will also see twisted kiwi branches acknowledging the twists and turns that occur while change is taking place.
I hope the liturgy committee will clean up it’s mess after playing.
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