Most People will have a Christmas Tree, but will anyone have a Jesse Tree?
December 19, 2008 2:16pm CST
have you heard of a Jesse Tree, do you like the idea of it? does your church have one? Do you think it is wrong to have a christmas tree because it is a pagan tradition Here is a little historical piece on origins of christmas trees, jesse trees and chrismon trees http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1316152/the_jesse_tree_christmas_tree_and_chrismon.html?cat=34
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19 Dec 08
I haven't heard of this but ended up with a "green" tree this year. Obviously the color of the tree is green but I'm talking eco friendly green. It was not chopped down it was de-rooted so we can replant it when Christmas is over. I thought it was a great tradition to start with my daughter!
19 Dec 08
I always heard that the first Christmas tree was brought into the house by Martin Luther in Germany. The custom spread and when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert he brought the Christmas tree to England. It first came to Canada when a German regiment that served under the British was stationed in New Brunswick. I did not know that it also was a pagan tradition. As far as a Jesse tree is concerned I do not have one nor have I seen one. I understand that this tree depicts the lineage of Jesus who was a descendant of King David. King David's father was Jesse. I don't know what a Chrismon tree is. So will you please tell me.
20 Dec 08
you should go to the link my friend I explained it there, basically a chrismon tree is an artificial tree or it can be an every green with christian cymbols on it like the fish, dove, etc. yes the christmas tree goes back to pagan times, long before christianity existed, and there are older stories than martin luther, st. boniface in 722 for example is an older story.