The Christmas tree in the sanctuary of MacArthur Park Lutheran Church is decorated with Chrismons.
Chrismons are ornaments made from Christian symbols. They help Christians to remember that Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birthday.
According to the website “whychristmas.com,” Chrismons were first made by Frances Kipps Spencer at Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, Virginia. She also thought of the word “Chrismon” that is a contraction for “Christ monograms.”
Chrismons are traditionally white and gold. White is the liturgical color for Christmas and symbolizes that Jesus was pure and perfect. Gold represents His majesty and glory.
Elois Shepler and other women of Mac Park Lutheran Church made the Chrismons that decorate the Christmas tree in the sanctuary.