The Derivation Of The Easter Lily

Just where did the Easter lily tradition come from? There are several allegories that history tells us about this famous seasonal plant. Jesus mentioned the lily in “The Sermon On The Mount”. Often called the white-robed apostles of hope, Easter lilies were found growing in the Garden of Gethsemane after Christ’s agony. Tradition has it that lilies sprung up where drops of Christ’s sweat fell in his final hours of sorrow and great distress. Today churches continue this tradition on Easter by filling their alters and decorating their crosses with these beautiful blooms to represent joy and happiness. There are other stories about this plant concerning the Virgin Mary also.  Whether given as a gift or enjoyed in your own home, the Easter Lily serves as a beautiful reminder that Easter is a time for rejoicing and celebrating.


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