Passionflower

Fairmont Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

The passionflower was so named by Spanish Christian missionaries because they identified parts of the flower with the passion of Jesus Christ. 

  • Then ten petals represent the ten faithful disciples.  The two apostles who were not considered were St. Peter, the denier, and Judas Iscariot, the betrayer.
  • The filaments that circle the center of the flower represent Christ’s crown of thorns.
  • The curled filaments represent the whips used in flagellation of Christ.
  • The white color was equated with Christ’s innocence.
  • The styles symbolize the nails.

 

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One Response to Passionflower

  1. ngjg says:

    *passion flower*

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