Tuesday, December 16, 2008

only 9 more sleeps

Advent Calendar - December 16

Christmas Fact:

A Chrismon tree adapts the traditional Christmas tree to more strictly Christian uses. It consists of an evergreen tree decorated with traditional Christian symbols of Jesus. In fact the word “Chrismon” resulted from the combination of the two words “Christ” and “Monogram.” Originally only monograms of Christ decorated the tree. . . Only the colors white and gold appear on these oranments. These are the liturgical colors for Christmas Day. White represents Jesus’ purity and perfection, while gold stands for his majesty and glory. White lights may further embellish the tree, reminding the viewers that Jesus is the “Light of the world” (John 8:12).
Encycloepdia of Christmas p. 86

Scroll down on this page to see embroidered Chrismon tree symbols.

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