Laetare Sunday: It A’int Pink!

rose-vestments

Laetare Sunday

The fourth Sunday in Lent is called Laetare Sunday, Laetare is Latin for “Rejoice.” This would have been the first word of the Introit of the Mass from Is 66:10 “Rejoice O Jerusalem.” The rose-colored vestments signal that the end of our Lenten fasting and prayer is quickly approaching and that our joy and expectation of Easter is growing. This has also been called Mothering Sunday because of the Epistle which reminds us that we are “beloved children” of God and the offerings were given to the cathedral as the mother church of the diocese.

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