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The Jesse Tree - a Christ Church Family Tradition


THE JESSE TREE

Each day throughout December


Last year during Advent at Christ Church, we began to invite parishioners and families to observe the tradition of a Jesse Tree celebration in their homes. This tradition honors the genealogy of Jesus Christ, tracing his Old and New Testament ancestors and telling the history of God's act of salvation.


Our own Jesse Tree - complete with beautiful hand-made ornaments by artist Jenn Lavanish - is displayed in the New Brick Narthex, along with a second wall display of Jesse Tree characters. Those who wish to honor this wonderful, daily tradition will find a brief Scripture reading and an ornament template to print, decorate, and display on a Jesse Tree of their own on our website throughout Advent - https://www.christchurchcolumbia.org/jessetree

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