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Merry Christmas | Pelican, Symbols of Christmas and Christianity

The PELICAN – An early Christian symbol of the Saviour. More often one sees this symbol being used in artwork of the Middle Ages. This bird was once thought to feed its young with its own blood and thus the pelican symbol came to represent self-sacrifice or how Jesus sacrificed himself of mankind. St. Thomas Aquinas, in his hymn titled “Adoro Te’ is a song to the Blessed Sacrament and sing of Christ as our Pelican.



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