I thought this was a good Tombstone Tuesdays post from BillionGraves – Cemetery Angels: http://blog.billiongraves.com/cemetery-angels/.
Some of the most touching graveside monuments are cemetery angels. The angels appear in many forms. There are angels dressed in flowing robes with feathery wings and joyful smiles. Others are serious guardians of the deceased, bearing swords. Some carry crosses or flowers. Some angels sit in front of scrolls with pens poised in their hands as they keep a written record of all we do and say.
Many scriptures reference the work of angels. Some angels deliver messages of peace and joy, others issue warnings, still others bring comfort and strength.
During the Christmas season, Christians around the world sing Angels We Have Heard on High in remembrance of the angels who visited the earth to announce the birth of Jesus Christ.
Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing,
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains.
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.
Cemetery Angels Pointing to Heaven
Cemetery Angel with Flowers
Male Cemetery Angel
Cemetery Angel with Lilies
Cemetery Angel with a Cross
Cemetery Angel Asking for Mercy
Cemetery Angel Presenting a Record
Cemetery Angel of Grief
Cemetery Angel with One Wing
Angel with a Chain
Cemetery Angel Boy
Cemetery Angel Keeping a Record
Cemetery Angel with a Sword
Cemetery Angel with a Palm Frond
Cemetery Angel with a Trumpet
Cemetery Angel with Crossed Arms
Cemetery Angel with a Secret
Cemetery Angel Cherub
Cemetery Angel on a Mausoleum
Cemetery Angel with One Wing Up and One Down
Cemetery Angel Escorting a Girl to Heaven
Cemetery Angel Guiding Mortals to Heaven
We wish you angelic visits to the cemetery!
Cathy Wallace and The BillionGraves Team
P.S. If you would like help selecting a cemetery that needs GPS-linked photos taken, please send an email to Volunteer@BillionGraves.com. Whether you are taking photos on your own, with your family, or a large organization we will be happy to help you!
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