Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Easter Lily Holiday Tradition

Easter has its share of traditions: Egg decorations and hunts; gift baskets and chocolate bunnies, sunrise church services, parades, and, of course, The Easter Lily.

Each holiday is marked by cherished traditions that bring joy, comfort, and warmth, and provide continuity from one generation to the next.

From fields to the greenhouse, the Easter Lily remains the traditional, time-honored flower for Easter. Symbolic of a resurrection.

Stained glass window located in the Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church in Detroit, Michigan.

Dating back to Biblical lore, the lily is mentioned numerous times in the Bible. One of the most famous Biblical references is in the Sermon on the Mount, when Christ told his listeners: Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow......

Often called the "white-robed apostles of hope," lilies were found growing in the Garden of Gethsemane after Christ's agony. Tradition has it that the beautiful white lilies sprung up where drops of Christ's sweat fell to the ground in his final hours of sorrow and deep distress.


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janis said...

ps... these photos are lovely!