Friday, December 17, 2010
As I wandered around Corning's First Street, I noticed that several churches have red doors and I wondered why.
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Several online sources gave the Episcopalians credit for the red door.
St. David's Episcopal website - "(It) symbolizes the blood of Christ, which is our entry into salvation."
Immanuel Lutheran website - "(It's) symbolic of entering the church and getting to our Heavenly Father through the blood of Christ."
Another website stated that the red door lets people know that the church's mortgage has been paid off!
And, finally, a source claimed that a church's red door indicates a "place where a soldier could not pursue an enemy. The red signified the blood of Jesus Christ who came to save all who took refuge in him."
If you know of another explanation for the red door, please post it in a comment below.