CROWN OF LIFE
This vestment-and-parament design focuses on three elements:
The timeless symbol of the cross reminds us of God's redeeming work in Jesus Christ on behalf of all people.
The crown is a symbol appropriate for all "white" dates on the liturgical calendar, including Christmas (when we celebrate the birth of the King of Kings), the Feast of Epiphany (when earthly rulers came to pay homage to the Infant King), the Easter season (when we celebrate the ushering in of Jesus' reign over sin, death, and the forces of evil), and All Saints Day (which affirms God's promise of a "crown of life" for all the faithful departed). Viewed together, the four crowns form a sunburst pattern, a symbol of God's endless reign.
The word alleluia, which means "Praise God," reminds us that, in every time and season, the only appropriate response to God's work on our behalf is to live lives of proclamation and praise.
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Last update 8/14/07. Website design by Holly Knott.