Chrismons tradition continues in Oak Grove
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oak Grove recently decided to look ahead regarding being ready for upcoming holiday celebrations. To that end, they held a Chrismons making workshop on Sunday, Oct. 27 following their weekly 9:15 a.m. worship service. Parishioner Christina Gruszecki who was once a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, Virginia led the workshop. It was in this, her hometown church, that Chrismons ornaments were originated and first made by Mrs. Frances Kipps Spencer in 1957.
Members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (left) learn the art of Chrismon making from Christina Gruszecki (right) at the Chrismon workshop held at the church on Oct. 27.
Gruszecki helped those attending the workshop to create Latin Cross ornaments in a combination of white and gold, colors that are symbolic of the purity and majesty of the Son of God and the Son of Man. White is symbolic of innocence, purity, and the perfection of Christ. Gold is symbolic of the glory and majesty of God. The designs of the ornaments have been used by the followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, regardless of denomination, since biblical times. Crosses are used as reminders of Christ’s sacrifice.