An evergreen plant is a symbol of the immortality of the soul. The ancients, therefore, as well as the moderns, planted evergreens at the heads of graves. Freemasons wear evergreens at the funerals of their brethren, and cast them into the grave. The acacia is the plant which should be used on these occasions, but where it cannot be obtained, some other evergreen plant, especially the cedar, is used, as a substitute. — ( Romans 2:7 )


Biblical Reference

Romans 2:7

To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

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