Indigenizing Vestments

Code: ISP-LSX110C (ConEd) / ISP-LSX110 (Audit)

Dates: July 10, 2023 - July 10, 2023

Time: 2:00 pm for 3 Hours

Sacred items, instruments, and clothing all have great significance in ceremonies in both Indigenous and Christian spiritual traditions. They connect us to our histories and communities, reflect our roles, and assist us in our worship. The symbolic clothing, art, and music in our Christian worship is rooted in Roman and European Christian traditions. The traditional regalia, clothing, art, and music have been with our Indigenous people since time immemorial.  As Indigenous Christians walk in our own spiritual traditions and move toward self-determination, it is important the sacred items we use and the symbolic clothing we wear in worship reflects our Indigenous and Christian identities.

In this course we will examine the symbolic colours, clothing (vestments) and décor (paraments) in our Christian traditions and work hands-on with students to create items with greater connection to our cultural expressions of identity. Students will design a stole, altarcloth, or hanging using reclaimed textiles and their own cultural symbols and materials. Students are encouraged to bring their own Indigenous art/design that can be put on vestments

A materials fee will be applied, and course available in person only.

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