Product Descriptions/Definitions

 

Product Descriptions/Definitions

Banner

A fabric image to be hung on a wall or attached to a staff.

Bible markers

A set of two cloth strips in liturgical colors traditionally hung on the lectern.

Burse and veil

A flat fabric case that is used for carrying a special linen cloth corporal for Communion.

Chasuble

A loose, sometimes sleeveless outer garment worn by a Christian priest or minister when celebrating Mass or Communion.

Clergy vestments

Garments worn individuals ordained for religious service, especially in the Christian church.

Clergy stole

A long, narrow, usually embellished fabric, worn by various members of the clergy.

Cope

A long sleeveless ceremonial cape worn by priests in some Christian churches.

Deacon stole

A long, narrow, usually embellished fabric, worn by deacons.

Frontal (Altar cloth or table)

A cloth covering for the front of an altar or table in a Christian church.

Lectern fall

A cloth covering for the front of the lectern in a Christian church.

Liturgical

Relating to religious worship or to a service of worship, especially the celebration of Communion in a Christian service.

Liturgical vestments

Ceremonial garments worn by members of the clergy and lay leaders during a Christian religious ceremony.

Paraments

Fabric furnishings used to adorn Christian worship spaces.

Priest vestments

Ceremonial garments worn by priests during a Christian religious ceremony.

Pulpit fall

A cloth covering for the front of the pulpit in a Christian Church.

Stole

A long, narrow, usually embellished fabric, worn by various members of the clergy and lay leaders.

Textile

Cloth or fabric that is woven, knitted, or otherwise manufactured.

Vestments

Garments worn individuals ordained for religious service, especially in the Christian church.

Wall sanctuary

A personal, sacred space for centering, prayer or meditation with pockets to hold prayers or intentions.

Liturgical Calendar/Liturgical Seasons

The calendar year marked by seasons in Christian churches that reflects the life and passion of Christ, moving through Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, and Ordinary Time.

Advent

The four-week period leading up to Christmas, beginning on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day; in Christian theology, the coming of Jesus Christ.

Christmas

A Christian feast day and season marking the birth of Jesus Christ.

Epiphany

A Christian feast day and season marking the visit of the Magi to celebrate Jesus Christ's birth or, in the Eastern Orthodox Church, the baptism of Jesus Christ.

Lent

The period of 40 weekdays before Easter observed in some Christian churches as a period of prayer, penance, fasting, and self-denial. This period, starting on Ash Wednesday in Western churches, commemorates the 40 days that Jesus Christ spent fasting in the wilderness.

Easter

A Christian feast day and season marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  It falls on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox.

Pentecost

A Christian feast day and season that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles, or the day on which it is celebrated.

Ordinary Time

Those parts of the Liturgical Christian Church's liturgical year not included in the major seasons (Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter). The Sundays of Ordinary Time are traditionally referred to as the Sundays after Epiphany and the Sundays after Pentecost.

Sacrament

In Christianity, a rite that is considered to have been established by Jesus Christ to bring grace to those participating in or receiving it. In the Protestant Church, the sacraments are baptism and Communion. The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches also include penance, confirmation, holy orders, matrimony, and the anointing of the sick.

Baptism

A religious ceremony in which somebody is sprinkled with or immersed in water to symbolize purification. In some Christian baptisms, the person is named as well as being accepted into the Christian faith.

Communion

A Christian sacrament that commemorates Jesus Christ's Last Supper, with the priest or minister consecrating bread and wine that is consumed by the congregation.
 
Confirmation

A Christianity religious ceremony that marks san individual’s formal acceptance into the church.

Marriage

The ceremony of blessing in which two people are joined together formally in wedlock.

Ordination

A ceremony during which somebody is consecrated as a priest, minister, or rabbi.

Anniversary

A celebration or other commemorative ritual marking the date of an important event.

Memorial

Something that is intended to remind people of somebody who has died or an event in which people died.

FABRIC AND SEWING TERMS

Chino

A durable coarse cotton twill fabric.

Cotton chintz

A glazed cotton fabric woven or knitted from spun cotton fiber.

Hand-painted

Fabric that has been colored with an application of fabric paint.

Indian dupioni silk

An irregular silk thread reeled from two or more entangled cocoons which produces a coarse texture.

Pieced

Fabric that has been stitched together.

Quilted

Fabric that has been stitched together through several layers.

Tissue lame

A sheer fabric with a metallic or iridescent sheen.