Christmas Rose Discover the Christmas custom, story, myth and legend associated with the Christmas Rose. This festive tradition and Christmas custom, with its familiar symbol and meaning, has evolved over time. But what is the history, meaning
and origin of the Christmas Rose? This
article provides facts and information about the history of the Christmas Rose
as a familiar symbol, tradition and Christmas custom.
the Christmas Rose
The Christmas Rose (Serissa) is also known as the Snow
Rose or Winter Rose. The Christmas Rose is a European
evergreen plant with white or purplish rose like winter-blooming
flowers. Other names for this rose include the black hellebore and
the Helleborus niger.
The Myth and
Legend of the Christmas Rose
The Myth and Legend surrounding the Christmas Rose is
very old. The story tells of a young girl called Madelon. Madelon
wanted to give a gift to the infant Jesus. She had seen the gifts of
which had been given by the Three Wise Men.
Madelon was poor and had no gifts to give. She went into the
countryside looking for flowers. But it was freezing cold and there
were no flowers. Poor Madelon wept. An angel heard her crying and
stopped to comfort her. The ground where she was sitting was wet
with her tears. The angel touched the ground and a beautiful bush
bearing white roses appeared. Madelon took the pure white roses as a
gift to the infant Jesus.
the Christmas Rose The Story, Legend and Myth
surrounding the Christmas Rose is reflected in this 15th Century
poem which talks of a rose which bore a flower in the middle of a
A Rose has sprung from
a tender root,
From Jesus, as those of old have sung,
And it bore a flower,
In the middle of a cold winter,
When half spent was the night.
Isaiah foretold it, the Rose I have in mind;
Is Mary the pure, the little flower has brought us.
From God's eternal wisdom, she bore a child,
And remained pure.
The Flower, so small, whose sweet fragrance fills the air,
Dispels with glorious splendor the darkness everywhere;
True man and truer God, helps us out of all sorrows,
Saves from sin and death.
Oh Jesus, until we leave this misery,
Let your help guide us into joy,
In Your Father's Kingdom, where we eternally praise You.
Oh God, allow us this.
Christmas Rose Christmas is
celebrated worldwide, throughout the Christian population of
2275 million people,
but is also celebrated by many non-Christians as a secular, cultural
festival. A Christmas custom or tradition is symbolized by a familiar symbol or icon, such as the Christmas Rose, have come to represent the spirit
and meaning of this special time of the year.
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