Thanks to the Harrington family for their generous donation to the Altar Guild. Their gift was used to purchase a Fair Linen, which is the cloth for the altar; a Credence table cloth, which is used on the table adjacent to the altar; and three purificators, which are the cloths used to wipe the Chalices after each serving of wine is received during Eucharist. Each cloth is made from the finest linen and hand embroidered in Madeira, which is an autonomous region of Portugal. The Harrington’s chose to have the linens embroidered with the wheat and cross pattern, and the hand work is exquisite.
The linens will be blessed during the 10:00 am service on July 2nd and then will be available for weekly services. Altar linens are not generally noticed by the congregation, so you are invited to visit the altar before or after the July 2nd service to appreciate the beauty of the pattern and the hand embroidery. You are always welcome to visit the altar any Sunday to see all of St. Edmund’s beautiful vessels and vestments. Altar Guild members are happy to answer questions about the use and/or care of all items used for the celebration of Eucharist.
Please join the Altar Guild as we thank The Harrington Family for their gift.