Some veteran readers here know about my annual rant about BLUE vestments during Advent.
Blue is not a liturgical color of the Roman Rite (though some use it for Marian feasts according to some old tradition in Spain and former Spanish territories).
Blue vestments for Advent are contrary to the Church’s liturgical law. Purple or violet are to be used, and rosacea for the 3rd Sunday as an option.
Of course there are distinctions to be made about purple and violet. Some say that a reddish purple is to be used for Lent while a bluer purple is to be used for Advent.
Fine. So long as the Advent color isn’t blue, I don’t care.
Happily, I think this old abuse is trailing off. But let’s find out!
Let’s have a little poll!
Chose the best answer and leave a comment in the combox, below.
In the meantime…
When you’ve had a hard time trying to figure out just what that color is Father is wearing this week, just what possessed him to put on a vestment that ugly, why not relax with a Say The Black – Do The Red coffee mug filled to its steaming brim with Mystic Monk Coffee?
Yes, folks, you may be unaware of this, but drinking Mystic Monk Coffee actually fights against liturgical abuse. The more Mystic Monk Coffee your priests drink, the less they will commit liturgical abuses. This is especially true when they are drinking if from Say The Black – Do The Red coffee mugs!
Do you want liturgical abuses on your conscience?
Mystic Monk Coffee.
BTW… if anyone wants to send their own recording of O Come O Come Liturgical Blue, here are the words.