This pdf file has a detailed meaning of the Chrismons on our tree that were dedicated on 12/10/2016
Each symbol has a name and meaning
A new group a Chrismons were added for the Advent Season 2017
The file below shows the new Chrismons and there names.
Prophecy — There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse and a branch shall grow out of his roots. Isaiah 11:1.
Worked by Roz Eckardt.
Lily — Christians hold the lily as a symbol of chastity, innocence, purity and piety. The flower is associated with the Virgin Mary. In early Christian art, the white lily is often held by Gabriel in Annunciation paintings. Luke 1:26-38. Worked by Roz Eckardt.
Hammer — The carpenter’s hammer is a symbol of Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father, who trusted and obeyed God. Matthew 1:18-25. Worked by Roz Eckardt.
Shepherd’s Crook — as a symbol of the shepherds.
Luke 2:15-18. Worked by Roz Eckardt.
Angel — Luke 2:8-14. Worked by Nancy Korn.
Angel with trumpet — Worked by Nancy Korn.
The three gifts of the Magi were gold, frankincense and myrrh (Matthew 2:11). These valuable items were standard gifts to honor a king or deity in the ancient world, but they also had a spiritual meaning as well as a physical form:
Gold — as a symbol of kingship on earth. Worked by Nancy Korn.
Frankincense — as a symbol of deity. Worked by Roz Eckardt.
Myrrh — as a symbol of death. Worked by Roz Eckardt.
Isaiah describes the restoration of Jerusalem and tells of nations and kings who will come and bring gold and frankincense and proclaim the praise of the Lord. Isaiah 60:6.
Grace – the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.
The symbol for grace is an anchor which is always shown so that it forms a cross, combined with the first letter of Jesus’ name in Greek (Xpictoc). This symbol expresses our Faith and Hope through the Grace of Jesus Christ. This is one of the most ancient symbols of Jesus. Worked by Nancy Korn.