Chrismon on tree

Over the course of the Advent and Christmas Seasons and ending with Epiphany Sunday, we will be decorating our Sanctuary Christmas Tree with Chrismons. The word “Chrismon” is a combination of the words “Christ” and “monogram.” The word Chrismon has been adopted to refer to Christmas tree ornaments that have been developed to display symbols of Christ and the Christian faith. There are hundreds of Chrismons, but we will be highlighting twelve:

  • Dec 3 Jesus on a Colt
  • Dec 6 The Ten Commandments
  • Dec 10 Serpent on the Pole
  • Dec 13 Luther’s Rose
  • Dec 17 Rose of Sharon
  • Dec 20 Door of Salvation
  • Dec 24 Crown of Thorns and Nails
  • Dec 24 Infant Holy Jesus Angel with Trumpet
  • Dec 25 VDMA -- an acronym that stands for the Latin slogan: Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum (the Word of the Lord remains forever).
  • Dec 31 Chi-Rho Alpha and Omega Jan 7 Bethlehem Star