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Good Friday

"Hope, Faith, and Charity ..."

This tartan was inspired by the colours of hope, and designed by M. Adam and the House of Edgar.

In the language of flowers, floriography, the passionflower represents faith and belief. The Passionflower is symbolically associated with the Passion of Christ and the Crucifixion: The Crown of Thorns is represented by the 72 filaments that encircle the head. The three nails are symbolized by the top stigma & the five wounds of Christ are the five anthers. The spear blade that pierced his side is seen as the leaves. The blood of Christ is the red stain from the plant and the round fruit of the plant symbolises the world he came to save. The fragrance of the flower represents the spices prepared by the Holy women. Peace. 💙 💜 💚 ✝️

This tartan was inspired by the colours of hope, and designed by M. Adam and the House of Edgar.

The passion in passion flower refers to the passion of Jesus in Christian theology; the word passion comes from the Latin passio, meaning 'suffering'. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Spanish Christian missionaries adopted the unique physical structures of this plant, particularly the numbers of its various flower parts, as symbols of the last days of Jesus and especially his crucifixion:

The flower has been given names related to this symbolism throughout Europe since the 15th century. In Spain, it is known as espina de Cristo ('thorn of Christ'). Older Germanic names include Christus-Krone ('Christ's crown'), Christus-Strauss ('Christ's bouquet'), Dorn-Krone ('crown of thorns'), Jesus-Lijden ('Jesus' passion'), Marter ('passion') or Muttergottes-Stern ('Mother of God's star').

Outside the Roman Catholic heartland, the regularly shaped flowers have reminded people of the face of a clock. In Israel they are known as "clock-flower" (שעונית) and in Greece as "clock plant" (ρολογιά); in Japan too, they are known as tokeisō (時計草, 'clock plant'). In Hawaiian, they are called lilikoʻi; is a string used for tying fabric together, such as a shoelace, and liko means 'to spring forth leave'.

In India, it is known as Krishnakamala because of its dark violet blue colour which resembles Bhagwan Krishna.

For more on the three theological virtues, faith, hope, and charity (love), click the passionflower photograph (Passiflora cincinnata Mast.) by photographer Sebastián Vieira.

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