The design for the St Stephen's Banner is one traditionally used by Deacons — a Dalmatic. St Stephen was both Deacon and Martyr. The color red is traditionally the color for feast days and for martyrs. The idea for a banner for St Stephen's was first sketched out by former St Stephen's Deacon, James Harmon, in the Dalmatic style of the wide-sleeved garment worn by deacons, cardinals, etc. Helen Myers and the Venerable Dorothy Jones enlarged the original sketch and cut a pattern for the future creation of a banner. In 1986, Dorothy took the original design, used a red velvet, and a different shade of red for the gussets on the sides and armholes. The banding orphrey (embroidery) on the sleeves is trim and gold fringe from one of the old frontals (from George Gilbert's interim period) that were used when the altar stood in the place of the current St Stephen's baptismal font. The design for the letters was adapted by Paula Kehoe from St Stephen's old logo used in monthly journals from long ago. Paula enlarged the letters, cut them out of gold lame, and fused them to the banner. This creation pulls together traditional elements from St Stephen's, trim from the old frontals, gold fringe from the lectern, and also from the Bishop Nicholas miter.
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