Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Tudor Wild Rose Design

Early Christian writers transferred the imagery of garlands and crowns of roses and violets to the cult of the saints.
Above is a wild rose design typically found in the architecture, stained glass windows and wooden carvings of Christians during the Tudor Period. (1485-1603)
In the Latin West the symbolism of the rose is of Greco-Roman heritage but influenced by and finally transformed through Latin biblical and liturgical texts. In Greco-Roman culture the rose's symbolic qualities represented beauty, the season of spring, and love. It also spoke of the fleetness of life, and therefore of death. In Rome the feast called "Rosalia" was a feast of the dead: thus the flower referred to the next world. Read more....

Scripture Reference to Any Rose Symbolic of Greco-Roman Heritage:
  • "Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write: The dead who die in the Lord from now on are blessed."" Yes," says the Spirit, "let them rest from their labors, for their works follow them!" Revelation 14:13 (HCSB)
  • "So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body." 1 Corinthians 15:42-44
  • "Dearly beloved, we are now the sons of God; and it hath not yet appeared what we shall be. We know, that, when he shall appear, we shall be like to him: because we shall see him as he is."1 John 3:2 (DRB)
  • "A good name is better than expensive perfume, and the day you die is better than the day you're born." Ecclesiastes 7:1 (GOD'S WORD translation)
An additional Tudor Rose, Chrismon stencil.

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