Advent Activities at st. mark's
The season of Advent is a time of preparation and expectant waiting for the birth of the promised Messiah. Advent at St. Mark's is a busy season with many activities and opportunities to worship God and prepare our hearts and minds for Christ's coming into the world.
Chrismons are symbols from Christian history which depict our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Done in white and gold to symbolize the purity, perfection, majesty and glory of the Son of God, each child will receive a chrismon at St. Mark's.
This Year's Chrismon: The Iota Chi
This year’s chrismon, created by the ladies of St. Mark’s, is the Iota Chi. The Iota (I) is the first letter of our Lord’s given name, Jesus, in Greek. This name means “the promised one.” the Chi (X) is the first letter of His Greek title, Christ. When these two letters are superimposed, they become our Savior’s cipher, the symbolic interweaving of two initials that some people call a star.