lamb. The Paschal lamb is the lamb the Jews sacrifice to start the Jewish celebration of Passover. Jesus fulfilled this roll, being the perfect sacrifice for our sins.
LION – A symbol of Jesus being the “lion of Judah” is based on Revelation 5:5. In this instance, the lion must have a halo. SEE ALSO: Animals: Lion.
THE NATIVITY (Manger, Crèche) – The word “nativity” comes from the Latin word “nativus” meaning “birth”. Nativity scenes have become a popular decoration during the holiday of Christmas which celebrates Jesus’ birth.
Simple nativity scenes consist of Mary, Joseph and the child Jesus who is usually lying in a manger (crèche). More complex nativity scenes can include a donkey, an ox, a camel, sheep, shepherds, three wise men and a star.
The manger is sometimes shown by itself either empty or with Jesus lying in it. If Jesus is present in the manger, the child must have a halo surrounding His head to symbolize His divinity.
ORPHEUS – This symbol represents Jesus. It was taken from pagan sources. The story goes that Orpheus would play such beautiful, melodic music that it would tame even the wildest of beasts. This is similar to the beautiful message Jesus preached that can tame even