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New Poll: Color of the Epiphany Season

We're been a bit remiss with the polls lately what with the Christmas season - but now that Epiphany is upon us we're back at it.

The Sundays after Epiphany are rather a tertium quid. Are they "ordinary time" and thus green? Or are they echoes of Epiphany and thus white? The truth is that they are a bit of each - and so various schemes are used at this time of year from parish to parish. LSB calls for green for the Sundays after Epiphany and for Pre-Lent. If memory serves, Reed (or maybe it is Lang?) recommends white all through the season of Epiphany and then green for Pre-Lent. The older tradition is green for the Sundays after Epiphany and violet for Pre-Lent.

So what's the use in your parish - and has it recently changed from some other use?

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