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Our Chrismon Tree is Up and Shining

Chrismon tree?

Did you mean Christmas tree?

Leaving the island, a few days ago, a friend of mine commented about the Christmas Tree on display at Skidaway Community Church. Being a member of SCC, I acknowledged their remark with a quick “thanks” but went on to say that it was a Chrismon tree. Others wanting to understand the difference began to ask questions – I offered the following:

Both the Chrismon and Christmas tree are evergreen trees that for Christians, symbolizes the eternal life Jesus Christ provides. However, the Chrismon tree differs from the traditional Christmas tree in that it is decorated only with clear lights and handmade ornaments called Chismons that are made from white and gold material. White is the liturgical (or Church) color for Christmas and symbolizes that Jesus was pure and perfect. Gold symbolizes His Majesty and Glory.

Chrismon is a contraction of the words “Christ” and “monogram,” and means symbols of Christ. It represents “ancient symbols for Christ or some part of Christ’s ministry: the dove descending down, fish, Celtic cross, Jerusalem cross, shepherd’s crook, chalice, shell, and others”.

It is hoped that these clear lights lead all to Christ— the Light of the world and that the symbols continually remind us of God’s greatest gift, Jesus Christ.

For those wanting to know more, they are welcome to join us each Sunday in December at 10:00am. Christmas Eve Service will be December 24th at 5:00p.m.

Skidaway Community Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411

Merry Christmas!!

Eleanor Graham
Eleanor Graham

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