Learn About the Symbols of Lent
During the six Sundays of Lent, KGPC will highlight each of the symbols of Lent as shown below. Each Sunday we will place a new symbol with the cross and recall the significance of that symbol as we recount the journey Jesus took to the cross.
On this 1st Sunday of Lent we place our first symbol at the foot of the cross, a small palm branch as a symbol of Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
On this 2nd Sunday of Lent we place at the cross, a money bag symbolizing the betrayal of Jesus.
On the 3rd Sunday of Lent, we add a basin and towel, which symbolizes Jesus' teaching of servant-hood he demonstrated by washing the feet of his disciples.
On the 4th Sunday of Lent, we place the wheat and grapes, which remind us of bread and wine Jesus served to his disciples at the Last Supper.
On the 5th Sunday of Lent, we place a crown of thorns to remind us of the suffering Jesus endured as he was taken to be crucified.
On the 6th Sunday of Lent, Palm Sunday, we place a large nail to represent the injustice in the world and to remind us that Jesus died for our sins.