In keeping with the theme of what has become my weekly routine of purchasing a bouquet of flowers whose specific colors and varieties, that resonate strongly in that moment, this weeks varieties are Spray Roses (red), once again, Veronica Flower (white) and Pussy Willows
Roses: All roses symbolize God’s love at work in the world, but different colors of roses also symbolize different spiritual concepts. White roses mean purity and holiness. Red roses mean passion and sacrifice. Yellow roses mean wisdom and joy. Pink roses mean gratitude and peace. Purple or lavender roses mean wonder, awe, and change for the better.
Barachiel, the archangel of blessings, is usually shown in art with either a rose or rose petals, which symbolize God’s blessings that Barachiel helps deliver to people.
Since ancient times, roses have symbolized God at work in whatever situation they appear. The intricate and elegant rose offers a glimpse of a masterful creator’s active presence in creation. As this fragrant flower blooms, its buds gradually open to reveal blossoms with lovely layers—an illustration of how spiritual wisdom unfolds in people’s lives. The strong, sweet scent of a rose brings to mind the powerful sweetness of love, which is the essence of God. So it’s not surprising that many miracles and encounters with angels throughout history have involved roses.
In Islam, the fragrance of a rose represents the sacredness of people’s souls. If the scent of a rose permeates the air yet no actual roses are nearby, it’s a sign that God or one of his angels is sending a spiritual message supernaturally, through clairalience. Such messages are meant to encourage people.
In Catholicism, the scent of roses is often called the “odor of sanctity” because it indicates the presence of spiritual holiness. People have reported smelling the fragrance of roses after praying to saints in heaven to intercede for them with God about something.
Veronica Flower = Fidelity
Pussywillows: “The Lord Jesus Christ entered the Holy City several days before His suffering and death. Here He concluded His three-year service as the Messiah. The Hebrew nation, chosen by God in the Old Testament, had to receive evidence from Christ Himself about His Godly Merit. And so the Lord enters Jerusalem, accompanied by hordes of people.
The people, feeling the greatness of the event, from the excess of their hearts, called to Christ: “Hosanna!” (which means “blessed”) and spread His path with green palm branches. Kings and great conquerors have been met with such festiveness since ancient times, and now, in the placing of the branches, the thousand-year hope of the Jews was expressed about the coming of the earthly King who will restore the throne of David.
Since then two thousand years have passed. But every year we, like the population of Jerusalem, come to meet Christ in church with tree branches (in Church Slavonic “s vaiyami”). There are no palm trees in Russia, and other trees do not leaf so early due to the harshness of the climate, only pussy willows reveal their tender catkins. The pussy willow — is a sign of spring, characteristic of this time of year’s spiritual rebirth.”
“Christians are gathering this Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
“…Usually the blessing is repeated on the day of the feast, after the liturgy. We bring the blessed pussy willows home, where we keep them reverently, as a sign of the penetrating grace of God, until the next year…”
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