Chrismon Tree

05 Dec


Chrismon Tree. Did you know that Pender has a Chrismon Tree in the sanctuary at Christmas time?

Do you know what do those symbols mean on the tree? Who made them and why?

Ornaments made from Christian symbols (or Chrismons, a contraction for ‘Christ monograms’) were first developed by Frances Spencer and the women of the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, VA. Many churches display a Chrismon tree during the Advent and Christmas season decorated with handmade ornaments.

In the video below, Chuck talks about the Chrismon Tree.


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2 responses to “Chrismon Tree

  1. myeuropeantouch

    November 21, 2018 at 6:51 am

    You stole my picture, my picture of the Chrismon Ornaments that we made for a church in Palm Coast, Florida , not nice! You could have at least asked for permission if you are not familiar with copyright law.

    • MaryO

      November 21, 2018 at 9:27 am

      That is a picture of the Chrismon ornaments and tree at Pender United Methodist Church in Fairfax, VA. Those ornaments were made by our church members. Many, many churches have Chrismon ornaments – I did not steal your picture. I took one of my own at my own church.


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