crown of glory

Derivation

  • Old French: corone, crown

Article

A headdress resembling the fillets, wreaths, and garlands of the ancient Greeks, emblematic of sovereignty. The Roman emperors are frequently represented as wearing either the diadem, the laurel crown – a simple emblem of glory – or the radiating crown which symbolized the deification of the emperors. In ecclesiastical usage the saints are portrayed with crowns to symbolize their reigning with Christ.

MLA Citation

  • “crown of glory”. Emblems of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 August 2010. Web. 8 July 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/crown-of-glory/>