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Red & white flowers on New Church Day

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The August 2018 Newsletter of the New Church in Great Britain, available outside Michael Church, in Burton Road, Stockwell, London, carries an account of their celebration of New Church Day on 17 June, for which the Church was ‘decorated with stunning red and white flowers’.  Does the use of such flowers have any significance?  In reply to an enquiry, the church’s pastor wrote: ‘Red and white carry a special significance for the New Church as they symbolise the Lord’s Divine Love (Red) and Wisdom (White).’

According to the church’s website, the New Church is ‘a body which based its tenets of faith on what it understood to be the truths revealed to the world through Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772).’

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