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The decorations represent a name of Christ, or a concept of the Christian Church - a "Christ Monogram". Some of the symbols are ancient. They were designed, carved, and drawn by some of the earliest Christians and were found in many places -- on jewelry and utensils, in the catacombs, and on doors and buildings. They were symbols used by early Christians to show their faith to the world.The “Chrismon Tree” began with a Lutheran pastor, Rev. George Pass, in 1940. Today the Chrismon Tree is a common sight in churches all over the United States.
As you enjoy the peace and beauty of our Chapel during advent, you might reflect on ancient and modern traditions, and on the work of generations of loving hands.