White is the color proper to Trinity Sunday - Offices and Masses during the Easter and Christmas seasons - the feasts of Our Lord , except those of His Passion - the Nativity of St. John the Baptist - the chief feast of St. John the Evangelist - All Saints - the consecration of churches and altars - the election and consecration of bishops (see note 1) - also for the octaves of these feasts and the Offices de tempore from Holy Saturday to the vigil of Pentecost - also in services in connection with the Blessed Sacrament - at the burial of children - in the administration of baptism -Holy Viaticum (last rites) - and matrimony.

Red is used the week of Pentecost - on the feasts of Christ's Passion and His Precious Blood - the Finding and Elevation of the Cross - the feasts of Apostles and martyrs and in votive Masses of these feasts. May be used for consecration of bishops (see note 1).

Green is employed in Offices de tempore from the octave of the Epiphany to Septuagesima - and from the octave of Pentecost to Advent, except on ember days and vigils during that time - and on Sundays occurring within an octave.

Violet is used during Advent and from Septuagesima to Easter - and on ember-days, except the vigil of Pentecost and the ember-days during the octave of Pentecost - Violet is also used at the blessing of candles and of holy water - The stole used in the administration of penance and of extreme unction and in the first part of the baptismal ceremonies must be violet.

Black is used in offices for the dead, and on Good Friday.


Note 1: Many Anglican Sects will use either red or white for the consecration of a bishop