Published: 22-02-2010, 22:18

Chrismon Tree

The 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 two words, “Christ” and “monogram.” Originally, only monograms of Christ decorated the tree. As churches and families adopted the custom, however, they began to create new symbols of Christ to adorn their trees. Only the colors white and GOLD appear on these ORNAMENTS. 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 viewers that Jesus is “the light of the world” (John 8:12).