Festive White vestments and hangings present the perfect opportunity to use truly celebratory designs. ‘Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia’, the Easter Acclamation, is here represented visually as an unending circle of praise, swirling over the surface of the pall in affirmation of life in the nearer presence of God. On the day these pieces were delivered, it just so happened that a funeral had been scheduled.  With just enough time before the service, the Great Dossal was quickly mounted and the urn pall put in place. The next service was on Christmas Eve, as seen in the photograph of the dossal.

The entire array is of sewn construction, made of white/cream dupioni silks with silver and gold ‘slivers’ repeating the gold of the main lettering.  All are lined in red satin, reminding us of the sacrifice required to reach Resurrection.

“Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia”
            - palls that celebrate life

Even though palls are used frequently in the life of the church, the commission-ing of a new pall is sometimes overlooked. The ‘Celebration’ theme of these ex-amples is widely embraced as a concept but not so widely expressed in the Liturgical Art that accompanies it.        It was a joy to make these pieces...

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Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia” fills the church.

Note urn pall in use...

“Doves” Urn Pall

St. Paul’s Cathedral, Burlington,VT

Given in memory of a beloved friend & completed just in time for his wife’s Memorial Service, this Pall coordinates with the Festive White set she commissioned (as head of the Altar Guild) several years earlier.  2012