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Joseph's Dream / Gandolfi, Gaetano, 1734-1802 / 1790 (Click the picture for more information)
Liturgical Colors, Revised Common Lectionary
Episcopal Lutheran (ELCA) Presbyterian USA Methodist United Church of Christ Roman Catholic Reformed Disciples of Christ Lutheran Missouri Anglican Canada
Advent Season Purple/Violet or Royal Blue Blue or Purple Purple Purple or Blue Purple or Deep Blue Violet/Purple Violet Violet or Blue Blue/Purple Purple/Blue
Christmas Eve White White White White White
Christmas Day White White White or Gold White White White
Christmas Season White or Gold White White White White or Gold White White White White White
Epiphany White White White White White or Gold White White White
Baptism of the Lord White or Gold White White White White
After Epiphany (Ordinary Time) Green Green Green Green Green Green White until Second Sunday after Epiphany; then Green Green Green Green
Transfiguration White White White White White
Ash Wednesday Black Purple Black Purple Black Purple
Lenten Season Purple/Violet or Unbleached Linen Purple Purple Purple Violet or Beige/Gray Violet/Purple Purple Violet or Blue Purple Purple
Passion/Palm Sunday Scarlet or Purple Purple Purple Red Red Red Scarlet Purple
Holy Week Red Scarlet or Purple Purple Purple Red Red Scarlet Red
Maundy Thursday White Purple White or Gold White None Scarlet
Good Friday None None Black, Red or none Red or Black None Black
Easter Vigil White White White White
Easter White or Gold Gold or White White White White or Gold White White White or Gold White
Easter Season White or Gold White White White White or Gold White White White White White
Pentecost Red Red Red Red Bright Red Red Red Red Red Red
Trinity Sunday White White White White or Gold White White White
After Pentecost (Ordinary Time) Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green
All Saint's Day White White White
Christ the King White White White White or Gold White Gold White
Festival Days White White or Gold White White/Red White and Other
Martyr Days Red Red Red