Orange Is the New . . . Liturgical Color?

Started by Rev. Edward Engelbrecht, February 10, 2022, 05:33:49 PM

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Harvey_Mozolak

Years back, closer to 50, I recall some suggestion somewhere (not that great specificity) that for the post Pentecost season one could start with a tender first sprig green and then a regular green followed by a deep green then a brown green and finally before Advent a brown... something like that to illustrate the way the season of growing occurs in nature.  But then blue came along and swept most of us away into the heavens.  And no one got real serious about forcing our Orthodox sisters and brothers into locking Easter into a fixed calendar day like the second Sunday in this particular spring month so why would you want a variable set of Pentecost stoles... unless you owned an eccesiastical supply company. 
Harvey S. Mozolak
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Harvey_Mozolak

Another oddity is that while yellow and gold can lean into each other depending on the medium and I have in my set of paints about four or more different golds-- like antique, royal and other names...  I spent maybe six years working summers for the Sherwin Williams Paint Co. and names are fun things that may or may not have anything truly to do with any color's reality or hue... yellow is the color of Judas, cowards are yellow bellied...  now yellow may be used also to hurl racial overtones like whitey and black....  interesting, should study how something so close to gold, Easter's color (and most do not waste their money or so called stewardship buying a chasuble or cope in a color that is only used once a year...oops I did) came to be contrasted with a Judas' symbol...   I certainly find it interesting that I have read that it is more of a tendency among the Orthodox to follow a rubric of wearing their best no matter the color... or so I have been told. 
Harvey S. Mozolak
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The Yak

As long as the orange is paired with blue, it would be great. Go Hoos! ;)
Rev. Dr. Scott Yak imow
Professor of Theology
Concordia University - Ann Arbor

Dave Benke

Quote from: The Yak on February 10, 2022, 06:05:47 PM
As long as the orange is paired with blue, it would be great. Go Hoos! ;)

Or as we say, "Let's Go Mets!"

Orange and blue are the official colors, as everyone knows, of New York City.  In the finest Evangelical and Catholic tradition, we are colored after William of Orange, the Dutch leader who kicked Roman Catholic posterior. 

I have worn orange and blue under my alb and stole on occasion if we have tickets to a Sunday afternoon game.

Dave Benke
It's OK to Pray

Coach-Rev

it was suggested, albeit not very seriously, that I acquire a "blaze orange" stole to be used during the most holiest of seasons in my first call in Wisconsin:  Deer season.

The week of Thanksgiving, which was cut short in the schools with a Thursday/Friday vacation, usually saw less than 50% attendance the Monday through Wednesday of deer season.
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Charles Austin

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I think a blaze orange stole during deer hunting season would be a good idea. A relevant  color that everyone would understand. Of course the connection with slaughtering cute animals could be problematic.
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Matt Hummel

Quote from: The Yak on February 10, 2022, 06:05:47 PM
As long as the orange is paired with blue, it would be great. Go Hoos! ;)

WAHOO WA!
Matt Hummel


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Richard Johnson

Quote from: Charles Austin on February 11, 2022, 09:34:47 AM
I think a blaze orange store during deer hunting season would be a good idea. A relevant  color that everyone would understand. Of course the connection with slaughtering cute animals could be problematic.

Not a hunter, have no interest in hunters, don't care for guns. But the more of those cutely destructive animals they slaughter, the better.  >:(
The Rev. Richard O. Johnson, STS

Pilgrim

Quote from: Charles Austin on February 11, 2022, 09:34:47 AM
I think a blaze orange stole during deer hunting season would be a good idea. A relevant  color that everyone would understand. Of course the connection with slaughtering cute animals could be problematic.

I believe the correct term is not "cute", but rather "delicious"!!!
Pr. Tim Christ, STS

Dan Fienen


Quote from: Richard Johnson on February 11, 2022, 09:38:13 AM
Quote from: Charles Austin on February 11, 2022, 09:34:47 AM
I think a blaze orange store during deer hunting season would be a good idea. A relevant  color that everyone would understand. Of course the connection with slaughtering cute animals could be problematic.

Not a hunter, have no interest in hunters, don't care for guns. But the more of those cutely destructive animals they slaughter, the better.  >:(


Unless we reintroduce more apex predators into our woods and forests, including areas around our suburbs and rural areas, we need to be those predators keeping the Bambi population in check.
Pr. Daniel Fienen
LCMS

Terry W Culler

Quote from: Dan Fienen on February 11, 2022, 10:23:52 AM

Quote from: Richard Johnson on February 11, 2022, 09:38:13 AM
Quote from: Charles Austin on February 11, 2022, 09:34:47 AM
I think a blaze orange store during deer hunting season would be a good idea. A relevant  color that everyone would understand. Of course the connection with slaughtering cute animals could be problematic.

Not a hunter, have no interest in hunters, don't care for guns. But the more of those cutely destructive animals they slaughter, the better.  >:(


Unless we reintroduce more apex predators into our woods and forests, including areas around our suburbs and rural areas, we need to be those predators keeping the Bambi population in check.


There are more deer in the Eastern US today than when Columbus sailed.  Now we have small herds living in almost every wooded area included in the middle of town.  One issue we in Western Maryland are facing in the damage they are doing to our old growth forests.  The deer are eating the new tree shoots and that means we're not getting the replacement trees that are needed.  Eventually that will lead to soil erosion, flooding and a lack of forest for recreation for people and habitat for animals.  I don't hunt either, but I hope those who do get their fair share of deer each year.
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John_Hannah

About 15 years ago Iowa had a period where the deer hunting season was 365 days a year. They were losing too much corn.   ;D

Peace, JOHN
Pr. JOHN HANNAH, STS

peter_speckhard

Geese are the same way. When I was little it was a big deal to see a V of geese migrating. If you saw a goose it was worth calling people over to take a look or to tell your friends about at lunch. By the time I was out of college every park and golf course was so thick with geese they became a public nuisance. Deer were similarly rare when I was little. If you saw one, you told people about it. Now they're everywhere and you just hope they don't jump in front of your car.

Rev. Edward Engelbrecht

Quote from: Coach-Rev on February 11, 2022, 09:23:03 AM
it was suggested, albeit not very seriously, that I acquire a "blaze orange" stole to be used during the most holiest of seasons in my first call in Wisconsin:  Deer season.

The week of Thanksgiving, which was cut short in the schools with a Thursday/Friday vacation, usually saw less than 50% attendance the Monday through Wednesday of deer season.

I like this idea immensely and would recommend that the backing of the stole would be cheddar orange, which should also come in handy in Wisconsin. Just turn it around and it's a whole new celebration!

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