What is a Catholic Tomb?
Everyone will one day have to return to the motherland. For Christians, it is time to be with God. And the resting place of Christians is also known as a Catholic tomb. Catholic graves are often made of monolithic natural stone materials. Because in addition to the respect and affection of family members for the deceased, lăng mộ đá hiện đại Catholic tombs also carry many characteristics to express faith and belief in God.
The structure of a Catholic tomb is made of stone
Catholic tombs also include parts such as tomb, body, cap, and plaque-like other tomb models.
Most importantly, the cross is placed at the top of the tomb. Depending on the design, the tomb may have additional parts such as the roof, decorative motifs in the body ... But basically, the structure of the Catholic tomb is very simple and beautiful.
Characteristics of Catholic stone tombs
The Catholic tomb is a beautiful stone tomb designed quite simply and modernly according to Western culture. But when blended with Vietnamese culture, stone Catholic tombs bring more special features that combine modernity and lăng mộ đá cao cấp tradition.
And the most recognizable features of a Catholic tomb are the cross and its decorative patterns and details.
For for Catholics, death is not the end but the hope of opening a new and honored path into the kingdom of heaven with the Lamb of God.
Therefore, the burial motifs also express the meanings of altruism, prosperity and goodness and peace for both the deceased and their families. Among them the most commonly seen patterns are:
The first hallmark of all Catholic tombs is the cross. This is both a typical symbol of Christianity and an indispensable specific religious image of Catholic tombs.
The Cross is a symbol of the infinite love, the mercy of Jesus for all mankind. It is a symbol of God's immense love, tolerance, and forgiveness for mankind.
That is why it is a very noble spiritual symbol for all Christians.
2. Angel pattern
Angels are the messengers that God sent to earth to perform God's miracles, bestow peace and help mankind.
Angels are often pictured with children with plump faces, innocent and innocent eyes, and the whole body radiating purity and holiness.
The angel images in the decorative pattern also have halo and wings as a messenger representing the good and miracles of God to save man through tribulation and suffering.
The stone tombs use the image of angels because they wish when they die to be with God and enjoy a good, peaceful life in heaven.
3. Vine pattern
The vine or vine with lush fruit bunches is a symbol of God's generosity and the well-being of the family.
In the Bible, the image of the vine also means that Christians have created a loving, close relationship.
So the branch is always a beautiful and sacred image for Catholics and is frequently used in Catholic stone tombs.
4. The Bible
The Bible is already an image that is all too familiar to Christians. Through the Bible, God communicates what he wants to say to the flock.
The Bible is also a symbol of God's tolerance for all people and a desire to teach good things to generations to come.
Carving the biblical image on the stone tomb is also a reminder and affirms absolute love and trust in God.