We’re in the final few hours of Lent, what with the Sacred Triduum beginning this Holy Thursday Evening with the Mass of the Last Supper of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Divine Son of His good mom, the ever Virgin, Immaculate Conception, now assumed souls and body into heaven. This picture above was taken outside the house of an “essential worker” in this time of Coronavirus. BTW, I have the right, and the forms, to be able legally to designate “essential workers” for the purpose of their traversing check points (of which we have many) in this time of Coronavirus.
Later today, we put aside the purple vestments of Lent. That’s the Royal Purple of monstrous King Herod’s robe which he had placed upon Jesus in all mockery. It is a reminder to us of how our own sin mocks Jesus. But now we put that purple aside.
Tonight, the vestments are white, in honor of the Institution of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Most Blessed Sacrament, Jesus, High Priest, present Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Sacred Host, the Eucharist.
On Good Friday we have red vestments, with the fiery Holy Spirit ardently forming us to be one with Christ Jesus, that we might witness to Him in this world with all integrity and honesty, often to the point of shedding our red blood, that solidarity with the Son of the Living God being a privilege as He is in solidarity with us, providing us that opportunity of love, of truth.
Saturday, at the Easter Vigil, white vestments, in joy of the risen Jesus.
But for the moment: purple. Uggh.
How did our Lady bear with us? Some flowers for you, dearest Mary.