Altar cloth

ALTAR CLOTH. The 82nd Canon provides that the Altar be covered with a carpet of silk, or some other decent stuff; also with a fair linen cloth at the time of the ministration. It is usual in many churches to vest the Altar in different colours to mark the various seasons of the Church. Thus at Christmas, Easter, and festivals, other than the feasts of Martyrs, White  is used. For Whit Sunday and feasts of Martyrs, Red  is used. For Trinity Sunday White  is used, but for the Sundays after Trinity, GreenViolet  is the colour for Advent, Lent, Rogation Days, and Vigils.