This set of 27 Jesse Tree Ornaments is bundled with the accompanying book The Jesse Tree: An Advent Devotion, which offers meditations for every day of advent to aid in the practice of this devotion.
During Advent Christians prepare their hearts for the coming of Christ at Christmas. It's the perfect time, then, to reflect on how God prepared the world for the coming of Christ over 2,000 years ago. As you think of the time before Christ an array of stories may come to mind: Abraham numbering stars in the night sky; Isaac following his father up a mountain with an armful of wood; Jacob fashioning a colorful coat for his son...
As moving as these stories are in themselves, it is in their foreshadowing of the coming Christ that they have their deepest meaning. The Jesse Tree is a traditional advent devotion that makes it easy for you to lead your family in discovering that meaning.
Families with children in a wide range of ages will appreciate the reflections in The Jesse Tree: An Advent Devotion that include questions to keep little ones engaged as well as "dig deeper" prompts for the older ones. With full-color illustrations of each Jesse Tree symbol, as well as daily Scripture, devotional reflections, prayers, and references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Jesse Tree: An Advent Devotion includes everything you need to trace the history of our salvation in Christ with your family.
The set of 27 Jesse Tree Ornaments will help you see and touch the Advent journey through salvation history. These ornaments are designed and 100% made in Steubenville, Ohio by Catholic families, for Catholic families.
The number of days of Advent, and therefore the number of these ornaments and devotions, varies quite a bit: as long as 27 days, as short as 22 days. How do you account for this with your ornaments and devotions? Check out this handy chart for one method, doubling up or omitting certain days accordingly. (The chart is also in the book)
Paperback: 76 pages
Publisher: Saragossa Press (May 12, 2017)
List of Prayer Reflections and Ornaments:
|1. The Creation of the World
|2. Adam and Eve
|7. Joseph (Old Testament)
Hand in Blessing Ornament
|10. Samuel the Prophet
|11. King David
|12. The Good Shepherd
Shepherd’s Crook Ornament
|13. King Solomon
|14. Elijah the Prophet
|15. Isaiah the Prophet
Tongs with Ember Ornament
|16. Ezekiel the Prophet
|17. Nehemiah the Prophet
|18. The Messiah
|19. Zechariah the Prophet
|20. Gabriel the Archangel
|21. The New Covenant
Mary with Bowed Head Ornament
24. John the Baptist
|25. Joseph (New Testament)
Carpenter’s Tools Ornament
|26. The Wise Men
Star of Bethlehem Ornament
|27. Baby Jesus
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;-) Great product. Solid tradition, beautiful production and presentation.
Beautiful ornaments, and booklet to accompany us on a journey through salvation history. These are very light weight. Great faith reminders for both children and adults alike. Makes a thoughtful advent present for loved ones.
I was quite excited to receive my Jesse Tree ornaments and book set. What a wonderful Advent devotion this has been! I was truly impressed by the quality of the ornaments created by Catholic to the Max! They are beautiful works of art, a creation inspired by the book that accompanies them. Perfect for a 3 ft tree. I would absolutely recommend this set as I would recommend having a Jesse Tree every Advent.
I have been wanting to set up a Jesse Tree at Christmas for several years but most of the products available appear to be designed as children's craft projects such as felt cut outs . I wanted finished Christmas tree decorations. I was very pleased to receive the Jesse Tree and book set this year. I am in Ontario , Canada. The delivery was prompt and very well packaged. The ornaments are attractive, of very good quality and display perfectly on a little fraser fir tabletop tree with some mini lights.
Very satisfied with the product.
I ordered and received this on time for 2018 Advent. It made our Advent Season very special. It is beautifully crafted. I'm so very happy with this purchase I ordered another set to give next year as a gift to our dear friends and their family.