The banners of Calvary hang on the walls throughout the Church to signify seasons in the Christian calendar and contain messages important to our Christian traditions.
The banner hangs in the Sanctuary during the season of Advent and represents our journey through Advent to Christmas, illustrated by the wise men traveling in search of the savior. It was designed and sewn by women of the church in the 1990s.
Each of the four sections is hung for one of the four Sundays in Advent until all four sections are hanging to complete the landscape. The wise men begin as small silhouettes on the far horizon in the first section, getting larger and moving closer to Bethlehem as Advent proceeds. On the fourth Sunday in Advent, the empty stable in Bethlehem awaits the arrival of the holy family and the birth of Jesus. On Christmas Eve, the stable is filled with the figures of the holy family and the manger, and the star appears above them.