Have you noticed that our church doors at the corner of Wilshire and St. Andrews are now RED? I love red doors and am so happy with our new look! The tradition of painting a front door red dates back centuries.
Red is a reminder of the Passover and a sign of the Holy Spirit. Red also makes us think of Christ’s blood and his sacrifice on the cross. Red church doors over time have symbolized sanctuary, refuge, and safety, including safety for those traveling along the Underground Railroad. In Scotland, a red door means you have paid your mortgage (!). And finally, they say Albert Einstein had his front door painted red so he could find his house (!!).
I hope our newly-red church doors help draw you and many others into the vibrant life of St. James’ in the City Episcopal Church.