This purple stole is part of the Ascension Series of paraments and stoles--all of which are perfect for celebrating the seasons of the Christian year. The stole is made of cathedral fabric; purple is the liturgical color for use during the season of Lent. It features a bold cross and accent fabric of black, purple, and magenta.. The stole is 110” x 5”.
Click here to see the other stoles in this set. Take a moment to look at the purple paraments in the Ascension Series.
Did you know…“Lent” is derived from the old Anglo-Saxon word “Lencten,” for spring.
Lenten observances began very early, as both Irenaeus and Terrullian refer to it, but it was originally very brief, only gradually growing to forty days. At first, a fast of forty hours was observed, then a week. But by A.D. 325, the Council of Nicaea recognized forty days of Lent. These forty days included Sundays, but by the seventh century Lent was extended to forty days, excluding Sundays, and Ash Wednesday was established.