Why Are the Statues Covered?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Beginning on the fifth Sunday of Lent (formerly known as Judica Sunday after the first words of the introit “Judge me, O Lord”) and throughout passiontide, a number of churches veil all statues, images and crosses in purple cloth. Many theories exist as to the historical origins of this practice. During the ninth century in […]

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