Second Sunday in Lent
You may have noticed last week that the altar cloths, called paraments, are now purple. Purple is during Lent because it is associated with mourning and foreshadows Christ’s suffering. During ancient times, purple was also the most expensive dye color, so it is also associated with royalty which symbolizes Christ’s resurrection and sovereignty. On this second Sunday in Lent, let us remember both Christ’s suffering and His resurrection.