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Liturgical colour/color

Please can you scroll down the sidebar and answer what colour you/and or your community used last Sunday, November 23. (update 18 December: that poll has now been removed and has been written about here).

The liturgical colour suggested in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, like so much else here, is not mandatory. Whilst under the lectionary page on Liturgical Colours (p.95) White is suggested for Festivals of Our Lord, for last Sunday, November 23, Green is primarily suggested, with Red in square brackets. White, the normal colour for the Feast of Christ the King, is not even provided as an option!

Christ the KingThis is the Anglican Church of Or. I was at a meeting of clergy and senior lay persons last Friday, when one suddenly blanched. He was a visiting preacher at the Sunday service – and he had prepared on the assumption that the Gospel reading would be from Matthew 25. The titles for the Sunday here (and I’m limiting it here to the English language ones) are 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Proper 29, Christ the King, the Reign of Christ, Sunday before Advent, Aotearoa Sunday, Feast of Christ in All Creation. The Gospel readings suggested were Matt 25:31-46, Mark 4:26-34, John 1:1-5,10-14,18, or Mark 16:14-20! [Not to mention BCP 1662: John 6:5-14, and the two year series NZPB p. 641: Matthew 24:32-44 – both of these are formularies of our church]. Take your pick!

Please can you quickly click on which colour/color you and/or your community used last Sunday, November 23. Thank you. This is the first survey on this site – a bit of a learning curve!

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