Posted by: frroberts | April 26, 2015

Interesting Info Re: Church decoration

From Built of Living Stones, the US Bishops’ 2000 document on art and environment.
§ 124 §    Plans for seasonal decorations should include other areas besides the sanctuary. Decorations are intended to draw people to the true nature of the mystery being celebrated rather than being ends in themselves. Natural flowers, plants, wreaths and fabric hangings, and other seasonal objects can be arranged to enhance the primary liturgical points of focus. The altar should remain clear and free-standing, not walled in by massive floral displays or the Christmas crib, and pathways in the narthex, nave, and sanctuary should remain clear…

§ 129 §    The use of living flowers and plants, rather than artificial greens, serves as a reminder of the gift of life God has given to the human community. Planning for plants and flowers should include not only the procurement and placement but also the continuing care needed to sustain living things.

What parishes have actually tried to implement this document?


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  1. Uh, yours?

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