My pastor and our deacon kindly allowed me to take a photo of them in front of our sanctuary after Mass on January 1st.
I actually asked them to pose for the photo so I could snap a shot of Father's chasuble. All throughout Mass I kept thinking it was peach in color. I kept cycling through the liturgical palate in my mind and I couldn't remember peach ever being part of our color cycle.
While Father was greeting folks on the way out, I asked Deacon Strong if he knew what where the peach came from. He laughed and said, "I didn't think it was peach! But you're right. It does look a bit pink. Maybe it's pink from the 3rd week of Advent."
I laughed and said, "No way. I've seen that one. That one is way too dark to be peach."
He joked, "Maybe this one just faded."
At this point, our awesome Director of Liturgy joined in the conversation and pointed out that the vestment in question was actually beige. The lighting only made it look pink. It was to highlight the gold and red strip down the center. Apparently my pastor, too, felt the chasuble was a bit pink in nature because Steve (our DoL) can only get him to wear it during Christmas because it matches the altar linens.
When Father made his way back to where we were, I asked for a photo and he obliged.
Truthfully, I like the vestments - mostly because they match the altar linens so well. I wonder if a previous parishioner made them for him. I know some of our vestments were hand-crafted by faithful women of the parish.
Come to think of it, Steve would probably know the answer to that.
Ah well. I just thought I'd share this photo with you folks. Does it look peach to you, too?