"When are the different
vestment colors used and what do they mean?"
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According to the
"Five colors of
vestments are [traditionally] used, namely, white, red, green, violet or purple,
and black. White signifies innocence and is used on the feasts of Our Blessed
Lord, of the Blessed Virgin, and of some saints. Red signifies love, and is used
on the feasts of the Holy Ghost, and of martyrs. Green signifies hope, and is
generally used on Sundays from Epiphany to Pentecost. Violet [or purple]
signifies penance, and is used in Lent and Advent. Black signifies sorrow, and
is [traditionally] used on Good Friday and at Masses for the dead. Gold is often
used for white on great feasts."
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