Friday, June 30, 2017

Ancient Laurel Crown Symbolism

God The Father presents the victory laurel crown to Christ,
the Holy Spirit symbol is in the center of it.
The Divine Hand presenting a Crown to The Infant Jesus.
This crown is the form of an ancient Roman symbol.
Scripture References for Laurel Chrismons:
  • "For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory." Deuteronomy 20:4 (NIV)
  • "For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.
    1 John 5:4 (NLT)
  • “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (ESV)
The Chi Rho (/ˈk ˈr/; also known as chrismon) is one of the earliest forms
 of christogram, formed by superimposing the first two (capital)
letters—chi and rho (ΧΡ)—of the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (Christos)
 in such a way that the vertical stroke of the rho intersects the center of the chi.
A laurel crown refers to victory. It is an
ancient crown symbol, not as popular as
the medieval Christian crown symbols
depicted in Chrismon trees, but a crown
often attributed to Christ by ancient
 believers in Rome.
         A laurel wreath is a circular wreath made of interlocking branches and leaves of the bay laurel (Laurus nobilis), an aromatic broadleaf evergreen, or later from spineless butcher's broom (Ruscus hypoglossum) or cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus). In Greek mythology, Apollo is represented wearing a laurel wreath on his head. In ancient Greece wreaths were awarded to victors, both in athletic competitions, including the ancient Olympics made of wild olive-tree known as "kotinos" (κότινος), (sc. at Olympia) and in poetic meets; in Rome they were symbols of martial victory, crowning a successful commander during his triumph. Whereas ancient laurel wreaths are most often depicted as a horseshoe shape, modern versions are usually complete rings. Read more...

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