The liturgical colors change in the church and with the priest's vestments depending on what liturgical time of year that it is.
Green - “Ordinary Time”
Green is the color of “Ordinary Time.” Ordinary Time is any time of year between Easter and Advent and between Christmas and Lent. Green symbolizes life, hope, and anticipation.
Red - God’s Love, blood, fire, and celebrations of Martyrs
Red is typically worn during Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Pentecost. This color signifies God’s Love, blood, fire, and celebrations of Martyrs.
White/Gold - Purity, Light, Glory, and Joy
White and/or gold are worn during Christmas and Easter. These colors signify the birth and resurrection of Christ. White symbolizes purity, light, glory, and joy. White is also a color worn by clergymen that perform funeral ceremonies.
Violet/Purple - Penance, Sacrifice, and Preparation
Purple is the color worn during Advent and Lent, but can also be worn for funeral masses. It symbolizes penance, sacrifice, and preparation.
Black - Death and Mourning
Black is the standard color for the clergy’s everyday clothing, but is also sometimes used at funeral masses or the anniversary of the death of loved ones. It symbolizes death and mourning.
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