Why would one choose to place a CROWN on top of their Chrismon tree? A chrismon is a monogram for Jesus Christ.
On a Chrismon tree you will see IHS which are the Greek letters for the first three letters of Jesus’ name … Jes.
On a Chrismon tree you will see the Greek letters, alpha and omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, reminding us of Jesus’ words, “I am the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end.”
On a Chrismon tree you will see English letters X and P which represent the Greek letters Chi and Rho and are the first two letters to spell Christ.
On a Chrismon tree you will find a variety of crosses reminding us that Jesus died on a cross and butterflies, a Christian symbol for the resurrection.
On a Chrismon tree you may find a six pointed star, a star of David, reminding you that Jesus was a Jew and two tablets reminding you that Jesus alone fulfilled the law by obeying the Ten Commandments..
On a Chrismon tree you will find a shell, a dove and a chalice symbolizing that Jesus was baptized, that the Holy Spirit descended upon Him as a dove and that Jesus instituted a meal He shared with His disciples shortly before His death.
On our Chrismon tree there is a crown to remind us that Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords. (See I Timothy 6:15) As such, Jesus Christ is our Sovereign and a crown topping our Chrismon tree bears witness to this title.
Dear Lord, Often at this time of year we hear the strains of Handel’s Messiah and we delight in singing, “King of kings and Lord of lords,” for we know that You are indeed our God and King. Amen.