Chrismon Service

Christmas time is the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”! Christmas is a time when school is out and friends and family come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The Chrismon word originates from the Latin root of Christ+mon(ogramma), meaning Christian Monogram, and are reminders to Christians of their Savior Jesus Christ’s birthday. Christmas is all about the long awaited and anticipated birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus was sent down to Earth to save everyone from their sins. The CCES community celebrates Christmas and the birth of Jesus by decorating the trees with Chrismons. Cam Moser, who is a CCES Junior,  believes “Chrismons are a way to remember all that Jesus has done for us. Chrismons are important because they are a way for people to get to know Jesus’s story and help them understand the importance of Christmas”.

At CCES there is a special chapel service dedicated to Chrismons and the explanation of their significance. On Wednesday, November 29th, all divisions of CCES celebrated the Chrismon service. There are 36 total Chrismons presented by primers to the rest of the school during the chapel service. The primers presented seven of the thirty-six Chrismons to the Upper School.


The seven Chrismons included:

Celtic Cross-symbolizing the purity and everlasting life of Christ.

Anchor Cross-symbolizing how Jesus is the anchor to the Christian faith.

Star of David or the Creation Star-this symbolizes how Jesus was a Jew and how he was a descendant of King David.

Trinity-reminds Christians of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.

Dove-a symbol of peace and hope, it also is presented as the dove coming down, it is interpreted as the Holy Spirit coming down when Jesus was baptized.

Shell-what held the Holy Water Jesus was baptized in.

Butterfly-a symbol of transformation and immortal life


As we continue into the Christmas holiday, it is important that Christians are reminded of what the Christmas season is all about, and the displayed Chrismons serve as a reminder. “For God so loved the world, he gave his only Son, that whoever believe in him shall not perish, but shall have eternal life” John 3:16.