what is an Alb?

what is an Alb?

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Each Sunday, the presiding minister and sometimes the acolyte wear a white robe called an alb.  “Alb” is the Greek word for “white” and its origin in worship cannot easily be discerned. No great change has taken place in its shape since the ninth century.  However, its connection with baptism goes back to the 4th century when the newly baptized wore white garments as a symbol of being clothed in Christ’s forgiveness and love. Worship leaders wear them today as a reminder of baptism; that is, we’re all clothed in Christ’s forgiveness & love.

 

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