Green Paraments (“Tree of Life”)—Altar Frontal The altar frontal combines two different symbols, fish and the Tree of Life. Early Christians used the fish as a symbol for Christ because the Greek word for fish (ichthus) is an acrostic of the phrase “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.” The Tree of Life appears throughout Scripture from Genesis to Revelation. The green embroidered fish are arranged horizontally on a white background and flanked by green and yellow stripes. The Tree of Life is displayed prominently in the center of the altar frontal, ringed in concentric circles of yellow and green.
Green Paraments (“Tree of Life”)—Burse The green chalice veil is decorated with the Tree of Life, again ringed with a yellow circle.

The yellow burse, which sits on top of the veil, is also decorated with the Tree of Life.

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