Blue heaven

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This past Sunday I walked into church and inwardly rejoiced at seeing the unexpected: A new Advent tradition! 

Finally we have blue instead of purple on the altar!  Truly appropriate, considering we’re eagerly awaiting the birth of a newborn child: A boy— Jesus!

Links of interest…  Advent: about / anticipation & hope (more) / calendar / celebration of saints / celebrating the season / colors / customs / prayers / preparing for the coming king / seasonal customs / surprise calendar / time of preparation / wreath (YouTube)…  American Catholic…  Catholic online…  Franciscan media…  National Shrine of St. Jude: blog / home page / meditations / prayers & petitions…  Nunc dimittis: about / canticle of Simeon / song (YouTube)…  Our Lady of Advent

WP posts…  Advent prayers…  Call of service…  Capuchin Christmas…  Christmas blessings…  Christmas scenes…  Christmas year ’round…  Church time blues…  Oh, happy day!…  On being Christian…  Our Lady…  Prayer power…  Prayerful ways…  San Giuseppe…  Sweet Jesus

2 Responses

  1. You’re sooo funny!

    Believe it or not, Steven said blue for boys is a more modern tradition that changed from pink “maybe in the early 1900s.”

    “So why purple?” I asked. “Was it used because it denotes royalty?”

    “Don’t know,” Steven said somewhat quizzically.

    So I checked online and found some interesting tidbits: (1) In ancient times boys were good luck so they were dressed in blue, the color of the sky where the gods lived.
    (2) The male parakeet’s nose is blue; the female’s, pink. (3) The colors for kids— pink for boys, blue for girls— were reversed in the 1950s after WWII (Google).

    Amazing, right?!!

    Thanks for your shared thoughts!

  2. I have never thought about it that way. Blue for boy. How dense we can be.

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