Vestments and Liturgical Colors


Different colors obviously have different meanings for different peoples, but this gives a general overview of colors and a sampling of how they are used in various Orthodox Christian traditions (adapted from an article in the Assumption Orthodox Quarterly, Summer 1991). 

(pic?  the cover of the The Cross Culture Project:  a Compilation CD of American Orthodox Music )


2 thoughts on “Vestments and Liturgical Colors

  1. The article is misleading. There are more colours than that in actual usage, and the colour spectrum is particuarly varied in Greece (based on actual observation, not an article). The only constant that can be spoken of with assurance is the almost-universal usage of white vestments on Easter. There is much more freedom in the Church than this article implies.

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