Symbols Of Easter In The Catholic Church - A catholic guide to holy week symbols by dolores smyth april 6 2020 my twin brother and i were 7 years old and at mass with our parents during holy week when we noticed purple veils draped over the normally uncovered statues and crosses in our church. There are some other minor symbols during the mass but in my opinion the most powerful symbol is demonstrated only during the vigil.
The font is the womb of the church. This custom is somewhat similar to the pagan ritual of taking the first harvest to the temple when people still celebrated. Empowering him to take binding actions in leading the institution of the catholic church.
In part one i explained that the paschal or easter candle represents christ.
The symbol of easter baskets originates from the catholic custom of bringing food to the mass for blessing. Easter bonnets used to be prevalent encouraged in part by the old tradition of head coverings for women in church. The easter story that is the crucifixion and resurrection of jesus christ has made the cross one of the most recognized icons in the. In part one i explained that the paschal or easter candle represents christ.