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.
Description of 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 Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh, 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.
Poem about 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 cold winter:
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 approximately 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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