Rita Berghuis
Textile Art


Antependium - White

2012 - 85 x 197 cm

The white antependium is the third of a series of four. White has a special meaning in the liturgy. It is the colour of feast, purity and light.
Revelation 21, 1-5 says:
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride, adorned for her husband; and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.'
And he who sat upon the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new'.
(translation Good News Bible)


antependium white detail