Holy Cross Chrismons: Special service on Christmas Eve

Published 2:05 pm Tuesday, December 19, 2023

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Chrismons are the gold and white Christmas tree ornaments depicting the life of Christ and other religious symbols.

Chrismons originated in 1957 and were first made for use on the Christmas tree at Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, Va.  These Chrismons were designed and created by Frances Kipps Spencer, a member of that congregation.

All of the designs have been used by the followers of Jesus for 2,000 years and are the heritage of all Christians of all denominations.

Many churches in many denominations now have trees covered with Chrismons, whose gold and white colors symbolize the purity and majesty of Jesus.  Gold and white are also the liturgical colors of the Christmas season, while the tree itself symbolizes the eternal life that Jesus provides.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1913 U.S. 601 S., Mocksville, has a Chrismon tree displayed in the sanctuary. These ornaments were made by members of the congregation over the last several decades and are hung on the Christmas tree every year.  With its white lights and Chrismon ornaments, the tree is a story of the life of Jesus Christ.

The Holy Cross Lutheran Church Christmas Eve worship service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24.  This will be a service of scripture reading, carols, and candlelight.

All are welcome to worship on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

The congregation worships every Sunday at 9 a.m. and all are welcome.