Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Sacred Heart Symbols

       There are two Sacred Heart symbols here, on top is the symbol standing for Jesus. His heart is embraced by a thorny crown. This crown is an illusion to the crown of suffering worn by him during his humiliation before the cross. The flames coming from the heart symbolize Christ's passion for his people and The passion story relating to the last days of his life on Earth. 
       The sacred heart below belongs to Mary the mother of Jesus. We know this because of the lily that blooms through it's top and the crown of roses that encircle it's heart shape. Roses are often used in Christian symbolism to represent Mary. Lilies are symbolic of the Annunciation. Both symbols are distinct to Catholicism. 

The devotion to the Sacred Heart (also known as the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sacratissimi Cordis Iesu in Latin) is one of the most widely practiced and well-known Roman Catholic devotions, taking Jesus Christ's physical heart as the representation of his divine love for humanity. Read more...
Scripture References for Sacred Heart Chrismons:
  • "As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart." Proverbs 27:19 (NIV)
  • "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." Psalm 51:10 (NIV)
  • Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37 (NIV)
  • "Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart." Psalm 119:2 (NIV)

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