Passiontide to celebrate the great saint of Ireland, Patrick, not only with Mass but drunken debauchery before and after which in fact has been going on for a good bit of Lent and will continue through Palm Sunday in that fair city, our See City!
The Mass for Saint Patrick is celebrated as a Feast at our Cathedral, thus the Gloria is chanted too and the celebrant wears white.
When I was the MC at the Cathedral from 86 to 91, my liberal leanings allowed me to convince Bishop Lessard to use a plain white chasuble with an outside stole that had a great deal of green in it. It was from the Holy Rood and quite attractive to say the least and expensive too.
At Saint Joseph in Macon, happily about 200 kilometers northwest of Savannah, I celebrated our 8 AM Mass wearing the color of Passiontide, violet, and using the propers for Thursday in Passiontide. However, I did speak of Saint Patrick as one who vanquished the devil in Ireland as symbolized by getting rid of Ireland's snakes. I also used his collect for the conclusion of the Universal Prayer.
Unfortunately, I forgot to have his statue in our church uncovered since all our statues are covered for Passiontide. I didn't intend to insult Saint Patrick on his day, but.....he was veiled in purple from head to toe!
Saint Patrick is to the far right!