Chrismon 19 ~ Second Gift of the Magi

Frankincense ~ an extremely expensive oil pressed from an aromatic resin. With myrrh, both oils were used in religious ceremonies and in preparation of the dead. Many believe the frankincense is symbolic of Christ’s role as high priest for all believers while the myrrh symbolizes his later death and burial.

This Chrismon is usually depicted with an oil container, one which we often associated with stories about genies, appropriate with the wreath of Advent Candles.

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