Question by  Kay98 (27)

What signifigance does the color purple have to the Catholic religion?

I see Catholic churches and preist draped in purple cloth all the time and would like to learn why.


Answer by  lonelywolf (2117)

Purple is for the seasons of Lent, the season meant to prepare worshipers for the celebration of Christ's death and resurrection. It is a color that represents both suffering and royalty, thus bringing to mind Christ as the one who suffered for our sins, but also Christ as our Heavenly King.


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

During Lent, the priests wear purple because it is the color of mourning, when Jesus suffered from the crucifixion. Then, it is also the symbol for royalty.


Answer by  sonicfoundation (2597)

You will see purple represented in the Cstholic Church considerably,, especially around Easter. Historically, purple has represented royalty and power. It is a sign of respect to Jesus and God.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Priests wear purple vestments during Lent only. The color represents the pain and suffering of the crucifixion. It also represents royalty, as in Christ the King.

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