(1) The Color of the Vestments. The color of this season is violet.
Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima Sundays. On these Sundays,
flowers may or may not, as custom prescribes, adorn the altar. If the
Mass on these Sundays is a solemn one, the deacon and subdeacon wear
dalmatics. At any other time, in this season, viz. from Ash Wednesday
to Easter, the deacon and subdeacon wear instead of the dalmatics the
folded chasubles, which are always violet in color except on Good
Friday when they are black. If folded chasubles are not available, then
dalmatics are also not worn nor does the deacon wear the broad stole.
The Fourth Sunday of Lent. (Laetare Sunday). On this Sunday,
rose-colored vestments may be worn and flowers may adorn the altar.
The covering of Crucifixes, Statues and Pictures. From Passion Sunday
until the Gloria of the Mass on Holy Saturday, all statues, pictures,
and crucifixes in the church and sacristy are to be covered with plain
purple veils. No figure or ornament is allowed on these veils. These
veils are not to be removed under any circumstances, except from the
crucifix on Good Friday.
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