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