The veil and burse, shown above, as well as the banners and accompanying white paraments are woven on a warp that includes threads in the color of each liturgical season [white, green, red, purple and blue]. A few strands of copper-colored thread have been used to represent the hammered copper in the congregation’s baptismal font. Additional lurex threads have been added at random to symbolize the activity of the Holy Spirit; they appear as holographic or reflective strands that shine with multi-colored hues when light strikes them.
White, the dominant color, represents purity and reminds us of Christ’s divinity. It is the color of Christmas, Easter and some special festival days. The burse is lined with silk, as is the veil, and is loosely hinged to allow room for several purificators.