The Ordinariate Tartan
A new tartan called The Ordinariate has now been registered by the Ordinariate in Scotland with The Scottish Register of Tartans and is now an official Tartan.
Why The Ordinariate Tartan was commissioned
The Ordinariate Tartan has been commissioned to mark the 10th Anniversary of the publication by Pope Benedict XVI of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus which created the Ordinariates, and the Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman on 13th October. It is intended for use by both clergy and laity within the three Ordinariates around the world and will raise funds of the Ordinariate in Scotland.
The design takes inspiration from the Coats of Arms of each of the three Ordinariates and also from the symbolism used in the design of vestments for the clergy of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
The significance of the design
The four principle liturgical colours of the church year, green, white, red and purple, have been included, with green being the dominant colour as it is used for most of the year.