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Plants and Trees as Christian Symbols

  • Religious Information, Meaning and Definition of the Plants and Trees in Christian Symbolism
  • Plants and Trees as Religious symbols
  • Symbolism and early religious meaning in art of the Plants and Trees
  • Ancient history and meanings
  • Facts, Information, Meanings and Definitions about symbols
  • Religious Christian Symbolism - Trees and Plants
  • Significance and representations of the Plants and Trees as Symbols

Christian Symbolism
The definition and the meaning of Symbols or Icon in early religious art forms. A Catholic sign or icon, such as the Plants and Trees are objects, characters, figures, or color used to represent abstract ideas or concepts - pictures that represents an idea. Religious icons, such as the Plants and Trees as Christian Symbols, are images or symbolic representation with sacred significance. The meanings, origins and ancient traditions surrounding Christian symbols date back to early times when the majority of ordinary people were not able to read or write and printing was unknown. Many were 'borrowed' or drawn from early pre-Christian traditions. 

The Definition and Meaning of the Plants and Trees as Christian Symbols as a Christian Symbol
Catholic Christian symbolism in art provides a clear graphic illustration which represents people or items of religious significance. What is the definition and the meaning of the Plants and Trees as Christian Symbols? The Plants and Trees as Christian Symbols represents the following:

Acacia Trees  - Acacia symbolizes the the Virgin's purity

Almond Trees - Almond symbolizes divine approval (Numbers 17:1-8)

Bulrush Plants - The bulrush symbolizes faithfulness and humility

Cedar of Lebanon Trees - The cedar symbolizes Christ

Chestnut Trees  - Chestnut symbolizes chastity

Clover Plants - The clover, or shamrock, is a symbol of for the Trinity.

Cyclamen Plants - The Cyclamen symbolizes the Virgin Mary

Cypress Trees - The cypress symbolizes death

Elm Trees  - The elm symbolizes dignity and faithfulness.

Fern Plants - The fern symbolizes humility

Fig - The fig symbolizes lust or fertility

Fir Trees - The Fir tree symbolizes patience.

Grapes - Grapes symbolize the blood of Christ

Holly Plants - Holly symbolizes Christ's crown of thorns and His Passion.

Hyssop Plants - Hyssop Symbolizes penitence, humility and baptism

Ivy - Ivy Symbolizes faithfulness and eternal life.

Laurel Trees - The laurel Symbolizes victory or triumph and can also symbolize eternity.

Lemon Trees - Symbolizes fidelity in love

Olive Trees - The olive symbolizes peace

Orange Trees - Orange blossoms symbolizes purity, chastity and generosity

Palm - Palms symbolizes victory.

Reed Plants - The reed symbolizes humiliation and is a symbol of Christ's Passion

Willow Trees - The willow symbolizes the Gospel

Plants and Trees as Christian Symbols

  • Religious Information, Meaning and Definition of the Plants and Trees in Christian Symbolism
  • Plants and Trees as Religious symbols
  • Symbolism and early religious meaning in art of the Plants and Trees
  • Ancient history and meanings
  • Facts, Information, Meanings and Definitions about symbols
  • Religious Christian Symbolism - Plants
  • Significance and representations of the Plants and Trees as Symbols
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