Welcome to Galveston's Trinity Episcopal Church! As you can see, the church is adorned with Poinsettia plants and garalands in preparation for the celebration of our Savior's birth. The number and arrangement of Poinsettias and garlands varies from year to year. But one thing that never changes is our Chrismon Tree. About thirty years ago, a sewing group of women from this parish made all the ornaments. Each year since, a beautiful fir or spruce tree is selected and the ornaments are carefully placed on it. But these ornaments are very special because each one represents a biblical or theological theme. The ornaments are called "Chrismons" meaning "Monograms of Christ." Most Chrismons are white with gold decorations of beads, glitter, and ribbon.
This link will take you to a site with descriptions of many Chrismons.
Our Chrismon Tree will remain in place throughout the Twelve Days of Christmas until the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6.
Thank you for visiting us. This is our prayer for you at this time: May Christ, who by his Incarnation gathered into one things earthly and heavenly, fill you with his joy and peace. May the coming year be full of epiphanies as you continue on your spiritual journey. And may the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and those whom you love, now and always. Amen.