Add elegance to any worship setting with our attractive Purple Altar Frontal crafted of fine imported English wool, highlighted with distinctive silk and metallic thread embroidery and complementary cording. Depicted on either end is the symbol of the cross, and chalice with wafer in the center.
This Altar Frontal is part of a Parament set made to exclusively fit your Altar Table, making it a custom item requiring the specific measurements of your Altar.
At this time we are unable to process custom orders online, but you may still order your Paraments by contacting your local Cokesbury store or the Custom Sales Unit, 1-800-237-7511. One of our representatives will be more than happy to assist you with ordering. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Please specify measurements up to but not exceeding 72” long x 44” deep, plus 14” front drop, when working with your representative on placing your order.
Ask about all matching items in our Kingdom Cross paraments; choose from five liturgical colors--blue, ivory/white, green, purple, and red.
Looking for new ways to make your worship experience more meaningful? Explore Worship Connection for ideas and resources for all the ways we worship.
Want some practical guidelines on how to prepare the sanctuary and its furnishings for the celebration of worship and sacraments throughout the Christian year? Investigate United Methodist Altars. It provides helpful information for everyone preparing the sanctuary for worship. See how it can help you.
The Book of Common Worship provides orders of worship and liturgical texts for each Sunday, festival, and season of the year.
Chalice Worship assists worship leaders in preparation for various worship occasions.
Care Tips. . .
Dry clean only.
Did you know. . .
Paraments are the linens and cloth hangings used on communion tables, altars, pulpits and lecterns. The colors of the paraments reflect the traditional colors of the seasons of the Christian year, and are changed as the seasons of the Christian year change. Often the paraments are embellished with specific symbols appropriate to the Christian season.
In antiquity, purple dye was very expensive, so purple came to signify wealth, power, and royalty, as well as signifying love and truth. Therefore, purple is the liturgical color for the seasons of Advent and Lent, which celebrate the coming of the King. Since, as Christians, we prepare for our King through reflection and repentance, purple has also become a penitential color.