CHRIS & MARY
SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS
Cherubim, an order or choir of angels, are usually portrayed as chubby babies with wings and often found on the graves of children. In the angel hierarchy cherubim are considered to be in the second highest order of the nine orders of angels. The Cherubim were sent to Earth to protect the pathway to the Tree of Life.
Here the cherub is playing the lyre. The lyre is a symbol of Apollo, the Greek god of music. In Christian symbolism, however, it can represent harmony and Heavenly accord and song in praise of the Lord. In funerary art, the lyre can also represent the end of life.