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Colorful Question
« on: June 02, 2010, 04:00:14 PM »
Here is an odd question, I think.  Have any of you heard of churches using color symbolism in their worship services?  Is this a common practice?  Someone asked me about this recently and I told them that I have never heard of this.  Anyone???

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Re: Colorful Question
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 08:04:46 PM »
I've seen it in Charismatic church's, particularly with the waving of banners.  
Most of the times I've seen them used, they serve as a focus on some prayer point (generally intercessory prayer of the spirtual warfare variety) being made, or direction of worship.

I'm not sure where they get their information, but someone has assigned certain colors to certain attributes of God or the bible.


Red- blood of Christ, sacrifice, atonement

Purple- majesty, royalty

Gold- diety, glory

Again, I'm not sure where they get the ideas for the colors, but there it is as I understand it...
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Re: Colorful Question
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 09:42:10 PM »
The priests in Catholic Churches will wear varying colors, depending on the annual occasion. For example, for the celebration of Pentecost, they wear red, which is reportedly the color for the Holy Spirit.

In PCA Presbyterian Churches, they hang colorful banners on the walls of the sanctuary with words on them, such as inspirational scriptures.

But I've never heard of waving banners or flags in a church.
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