Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Sunday Special


It was the first Sunday in June when we were in Dingle Co Kerry, Ireland, a special Sunday it seems, there had been a confirmation service, that flooded out on to the streets, everyone dressed in their Sunday best.

Sunday Special

The majority of the shop windows had religious figures, pictures and flowers displayed, this is the pharmacy, by the looks of it, this may not be the first Sunday in June he’s seen.

Sunday Special Pharmacy_

I wanted to show you this  house window themed in red, which I imagine has a special significance*, Jesus wearing a road cone, wasn’t quite what I expected when I downloaded the images.

Sunday Special Jesus Road cone_


*If someone could explain, I’d be grateful, I tried searching the Internet, but got lost in things I didn’t understand.

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

7 thoughts on “Sunday Special

  1. That last image made me smile. I don’t have a clue. xx

  2. In the Roman Catholic Church, the liturgical color for the Sacrament of Confirmation is red, i.e., red vestments on the priest(s) and red hangings on the pulpit, lectern, etc., in the church. The color of these cloth items is changed depending on the time of year (white for Christmas and Easter, purple for Advent and Lent, red for Pentecost and Palm Sunday, etc.,) or what kind of sacrament is being celebrated in the church (white for marriages and baptisms, red for confirmations, purple for requiem masses, etc.). All the red in the displays, and the red cloaks on the icons is in keeping with red being the color of confirmation.

    Many protestant denominations also use the same liturgical color scheme to represent various important occasions and seasons of the church year — Christmas, Easter, Lent, Advent, Pentecost, etc.
    See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liturgical_colours

  3. My first thought was red, for Pentecost, but when I checked the calendar, I saw that the day of Pentecost was past. I didn’t know that Catholics use red for Confirmation. In my Lutheran tradition, the church season determines the color of the day, and any weddings, baptisms, or confirmations make do with whatever color is prescribed. Another different is that blue is gaining favor for Advent, while purple still is used in Lent.

    In any event, the photos are delightful. Raised as a Methodist, I always envied the fancy white dresses of my Catholic friends. No pomp and circumstance for us at Confirmation time!

  4. I like the way the girl in that first picture is flouncing her dress. Sweet!

  5. Pingback: Where did you get that cone? | Uphilldowndale

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