OK. So I suppose I really shouldn’t have raised the topic…especially not DURING Mass.
However, today is the first Sunday in advent and for those who follow such things, priestly garments change their colour with the season and the type of occasion being celebrated.
This month, priests will be mostly wearing purple.
As was our priest. Except it’s a very blueish form of purple and – it struck me – does clash with the purple (a much pinkier hue) on the rest of the altar.
So I just happened to wonder aloud, as one does, about whether priests got to pick the colour of their vestments, within prescribed limits – and whether anyone else thought the two colours clashed. A short but decidedly irreligious conversation followed.
Which is why I had my wrist slapped…in a mostly friendly fashion…by another attendee at the mass.
“What are you like?” Or words to that effect. I am ever-so slightly chastened – but not altogether diverted from future speculation about priestly fashion.