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“Advent w. Sarum Blue”

Description from ChickyD aka Debra: Some Episcopal churches, such as the church I attend, use Sarum blue instead of purple for Advent. Sarum Blue refers to the colors traditionally used at Salisbury Cathedral.


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  1. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Gorgeous new FAV!!!
    Thanks for the info too. I did not know that, as I was raised Methodist. So many ways to praise Him. :D

  2. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Thank you, Harriet!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    This is a really lovely pick of blue.

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    K H says:

    This is the exact shade of our Advent vestments. We use them the first, second and fouth week of Advent. We use deep rose-colored vestments during the third week of Advent.

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a beautiful Advent pick, Debra! I also was raised in the United Methodist Church, so the info is really interesting to me — thanks for sharing it with us! :D

  6. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Thank you so much, Lynn, K H, and Faith!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely pick of blues.

  8. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    This is beautiful! I love the rich, royal blue of Lapis!
    In church Sunday the sermon was about how Herod didn’t miss Christ’s birth because of lack of information but because he was obsessed with being in control and paranoid with loosing his throne! it was a bit of an “Ouch!” sermon! lol

  9. LizzCreations
    LizzCreations says:

    WOW just beautiful, all i can say it states ROYALTY!!!!

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    K H says:

    Chicky D – I learned something from this FP- Not only am I Episcopalian, but I am on the Altar Guild and responsible for making sure that everyone and everything is properly vested. I knew that some parishes use royal blue and others use royal purple during Advent, but I had never questioned the difference.

  11. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    K H, I first learned about this little bit of history while living in coastal Virginia. My husband and I had year-round passes to Colonial Williamsburg and used to make several visits a year. I always loved going there during Advent and Christmas. The church there used Sarum blue, and I asked about it since I had grown up with purple. Now the church I attend uses the Sarum blue. It’s such a lovely shade of blue.

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    K H says:

    Which parishes? – The Rector (and several other friends) went to VTS and the Associate Rector is from Texas.

  13. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Christ Episcopal in Temple, K H.

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