Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sun Symbols for a Chrismon Christmas Tree

       The sun is a favorite emblem of the middle ages, doubtless intended to show our LORD as the Sol Justitiae. Very frequently the Sun appears, surrounded by stars, on a vault or ceiling. On either side of the Crucifixion the sun and moon usually appear, more often than not with human faces.

       The characteristics of the sun, as distinguished from the star, are the larger centre, and almost universally the alteration of straight and waved rays. The exception to this rule may be seen in the roses en soleil, which are drawn with straight rays.

Scripture References for the Sun Symbol Chrismon:
  • "All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God." 1 John 4:15 (NKT)
  • "For God so loved the world that He gave the only begotten Son, so that everyone believing in Him should not perish, but should have eternal life" John 3:16 (BLB)
  • "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
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