Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Advent Day 1

 





Hello,  My Lovelies!  Today is the first day of Advent, and this year's theme is Chrismons.  According to the United Methodist Church: 

Chrismons, meaning "Christ monograms," traditionally are white and gold designs made from Christian symbols that signify Christ. Often displayed on an evergreen tree during the Christmas season, symbols such as stars, crosses, fish, crowns, and the alpha and omega remind us of Christ's identity, his story, and of the Holy Trinity.

Chrismons were first developed in 1957 by Frances Spencer and the women of the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, Virginia.

Many churches today display a Chrismon tree during the Advent and Christmas season decorated with handmade ornaments.


Each Day during Advent I will share scripture as well as a Chrismon.  I will only share one post per day (today is an exception, though, because I'm posting my Tales of the Traveling Tote post separately), so if I'm posting about something else, the Chrismon and scripture will be at the end of the post.





Today's Chrismon is a candle because Jesus is the light of the world!


To maintain the gold and white theme, I painted each Chrismon in shades of gold on a white canvas.





I will be hanging the Chrismons from this rod in my art studio:  It will be like a very large Advent calendar.  I have the ribbon, but Michaels hasn't delivered the craft loops I ordered a while back, but once they're here and I start hanging them, I'll post some photos.





Today's scripture:

In the beginning the Word already existed.
    The Word was with God,
    and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
    and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,
    and his life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness can never extinguish it.

John 1:1-5 (NLT)


Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill






2 comments

  1. I live the idea of Chrismons, Ricki Jill. Your candle is beautiful! My son, Mime, painted me a candle that I’m going to take a picture of and send to you.

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  2. Your painting is exquisite and I had never heard the term Chrismons, so thank you for that. I will look forward to this series of posts.

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