Sunday, November 30, 2014

Jesse Tree Day One

Absolon Stumme, Hamburg Altar (The Tree of Jesse). 1499.

"The patriarch Jesse belonged to the royal family, that is why the root of Jesse signifies the lineage of kings. As to the rod, it symbolises Mary as the flower symbolises Jesus Christ."
- Hervaeus, Commentarii in Isaiam prophetam

Music: There Shall a Star, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

also: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

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