Sunday, November 28, 2010

Advent

St. Paul's on the Green
Norwalk, Connecticut
It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope. ~~Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Seek That Which Is Above,1986

In the Episcopal Church, the color blue is used during the four weeks of Advent. Blue is the color that is often associated with Mary. After the fourth Sunday in Advent, all the blue ribbons are changed to red for the Christmas celebration.

A ribbon miracle, you ask? Well, at St. Paul's, this 'miracle' is performed by my friends on the flower ministry. And we are honored to do so.

Photo credit: Kate

6 comments:

Country Girl said...

I was there last year during Advent and would like to say that not only was it beautiful, but it felt good inside. It felt like everything was going to be okay.

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

I love seeing photos of your wonderful church. How beautiful Kate!

When I was a small child, I always wondered how they made the church so beautiful week after week. It always amazed me.

Paxie Panicker said...

God bless you for being part of such a beautiful event and for sharing it with us...

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Such a beautiful place and love the blue on the wreaths.

Carol said...

I started going to St Davids in Salem, NH (state of the controversial bishop--he visited this past Sunday and conducted the services including welcoming in a new member) this past Super Bowl Sunday. I really enjoy it, feel close to my minister and her female partner, a retired Congregational minister. So, I'm enjoying my first advent.

Joanie said...

Beautiful photo!