Passiontide begins this Saturday evening. Somehow, my veils from last year are gone so I've got to make more. It's not very hard to make them. I buy some purple du-rags from one of the many haircare shops on 60th street, cut them in half and hem them, and for the statues, I cut off the corners and make them round.That's it. I have to pay attention to the brand though, because most brands are pretty thin, and one can see through them a bit. In that case, I have to double them. Now I need to find something for a red veil for Palm Sunday and a white veil for Holy Thursday's vespers. I'm not sure what to do for Good Friday.Do I go old-school and get a black veil? Do I do what modern Catholics do and use a red veil? Do I use the old standby and stay with the violet veil?
Gah, there's too many options, and I don't have a local custom yet.