Meaning behind Easter Lilies

Meaning behind Easter Lilies – Easter symbols and traditions help make the holiday familiar and special. Eggs, hot cross buns and frilly church dresses help paint the picture, and so does a delicate and beautiful white flower. #EasterLily #EasterLilies #Easter

Meaning behind Easter Lilies

Meaning behind Easter Lillies - Easter symbols and traditions help make the holiday familiar and special. Eggs, hot cross buns and frilly church dresses help paint the picture, and so does a delicate and beautiful white flower. #EasterLilly #EasterLillies #Easter

The Easter lily plant is native to both Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. The plant’s flowering season begins in April and ends in June. The plant produces pure white flowers on top of long stems. Easter lilies often adorn homes and church altars during this time of year.

Tradition states that the Easter lily originated in the Garden of Eden from the teardrops of Eve that spread when she and Adam were cast out of the garden. These were believed to be tears of repentance.

Historians and biblical scholars say that the lily has always been highly regarded in the Christian Church. Jesus even references the flower in Luke 12:27, stating “Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Legend has it that, after Jesus’ death and resurrection, lilies were found growing in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus is said to have prayed before his crucifixion. They were believed to have sprung up from a drop of sweat from his brow when his head was bent in prayer.

In Easter celebrations, the lily represents Christ’s Resurrection, and thusly new birth and new life. The delicate, white blooms can be viewed as pure, innocent and untainted by the world.

The flower itself is used in various ways to tell the resurrection story. The bulb is buried in the ground as a representation of Christ’s tomb. The trumpet-shaped fragrant flowers also announce life after death, since bulbed flowers often regrow year after year, according to the religious resource All About Jesus. And the trumpet shape signifies the angel Gabriel’s trumpet call.

It’s common for Easter lilies to decorate homes, churches, gardens, and more throughout the Easter season.

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Easter Blog Posts

Below is a list of blog posts that relate to Easter. Be sure to check them all out!

Easter Blog Posts
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  2. 8 Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
  3. A-Z of Easter, The
  4. Amber Alert: Jesus Christ is Missing
  5. Arise My Love by Newsong
  6. Ascension
  7. Ash Wednesday, Day of Ashes
  8. Body of Christ
  9. Breakfast Pizza
  10. Broken Egg
  11. CEO Christians Church Sign
  12. Colors of Easter
  13. Cracking the Tradition of Hiding Easter Eggs
  14. Create and Hide Unbreakable Easter Eggs
  15. Cross Acronym
  16. Cross of Jesus
  17. Cross Tree
  18. Dogwood Tree
  19. Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt
  20. Dye Eggs with All Natural Ingredients
  21. Easter celebrations in the era of social distancing
  22. Easter Egg Trunk Hunt
  23. Easter Finger Puzzle Printable
  24. Easter is Canceled
  25. Easter Lilies Can Kill A Cat?
  26. Easter Monday
  27. Easter Story Snack Mix Printable
  28. Easter Sweet Treats Makes Easter Special
  29. Easter Symbols
  30. Easter Trees
  31. Easter Word Search Printable
  32. Egg Rolling
  33. Emoji Easter Story Printable
  34. Empty Egg
  35. Forgiveness
  36. Free Easter Printables
  37. Good Friday
  38. Happy Easter “Resurrection Day”
  39. He is Risen Display
  40. Hiding Easter Eggs
  41. History of Easter Bonnets
  42. Holy Monday
  43. Holy Saturday
  44. Holy Thursday
  45. Holy Tuesday
  46. Holy Wednesday
  47. Hot Cross Buns
  48. If Jesus Had An Obituary
  49. Importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  50. It’s Not About the Bunny Church Sign
  51. Jelly Bean Prayer Printable
  52. Jesus Shows His Scars
  53. Lazarus Saturday
  54. Legend of the Donkey’s Cross
  55. Legend of the Sand Dollar Printable
  56. Legend of the Three Trees
  57. Let kites soar: A Lenten tradition takes flight
  58. Life Savers
  59. Make Easter Eggs Last
  60. Maundy Thursday
  61. Meaning Behind Easter Lilies
  62. No Bones About It – Jesus Is Alive!
  63. Palm Sunday
  64. Passover
  65. Resurrection Bracelet
  66. Resurrection Rolls
  67. Searching for Christ
  68. Shrove Tuesday
  69. Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus
  70. Son of God Movie Review
  71. Spy Wednesday
  72. Stay-At-Home Spring Printables for Kids
  73. Stitching Easter delights with Sewing
  74. Sweating Blood Prayer
  75. Telelestai
  76. That’s My King Dr. S.M. Lockridge
  77. Trail to the Empty Tomb
  78. Truth About Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs
  79. That Tomb Is Still Empty, Easter Story Told by Two Kids
  80. Unique Easter Traditions from Around the Globe
  81. University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Message, The
  82. What if the Resurrection Happened Today
  83. What’s So Good About Good Friday?
  84. Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?
  85. Words of Forgiveness by Saving Darkness
  86. You, Sin, Christ – A Simple Illustration
  87. You’ve Been Egged Printable

Article compliments of MetroCreative. TF204830 – First Published March 29, 2020. Last updated or republished March 23, 2021.

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