RED – 1. The color symbolizes love, fervor, holy zeal, and youth. 2. It is a color closely connected with blood and martyrdom. 3. It is also a symbol of the Holy Spirit and the Church. 4. Red is connected with the angelic class known as Seraphim. 5. Red is a liturgical color used for Pentecost, Harvest Festival, Reformation Sunday, a church anniversary or dedication, martyr’s days, Thanksgiving and All Saint’s Day.
VIOLET (Purple) – 1. The color symbolizes penitence, referring to the purple garments put on Jesus when He was mocked (John 19:2). 2. It is a color used to symbolize royalty. 3. It is symbolic of preparation, mourning, humiliation and the Passion. 4. Purple is a liturgical color used during the seasons that call for repentance: the four Sundays of Advent, Lent, Holy Week, and Maundy Thursday.
WHITE – The color symbolizes light, purity, innocence, joy, virginity and purification. 2. It is the color of all saints who did not suffer martyrdom. 3. White is a liturgical color used for Christmas, Epiphany, the Transfiguration of our Lord, Easter, Ascension Day, and the Festival of the Holy Trinity.
YELLOW – A non-liturgical color that is rarely used. 1. Yellow symbolizes cowardice, disloyalty, treachery, jealousy and treason and is therefore closely connected to Judas Iscariot. 2. If yellow is used as a substitute for gold it symbolizes love, constancy, dignity, and wisdom.