Father Time also known as the Grim Reaper, the master of death and harvester of souls, symbolizes mortality. He is usually represented with a long beard and long hair carrying a scythe, and often with wings on his back. Hourglass symbols are also associated with him.
The scythe represents the Divine harvest and the hourglass denotes that the sands of time bring us closer to death. As the scythe cuts the harvest, so life is ended by Father Time.
The most recognized Freemason symbol is the square and compass with the letter ‘G’ in the middle.
This double-headed eagle symbol represents the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. With wings spread to give flight, one head looks back to see where you have been and the other looks ahead to see where you are going.
The number 32 inside the triangle represents the 32nd degree of the Scottish Rite known as the Master of the Royal Secret.
The Latin motto, Spes mea in Deo est, means My hope is in God.
Angels are spiritual beings guarding the tomb and praying for the soul. As a messenger from God the angel is a guide to Heaven. They represent love, protection, and resurrection. Angels are represented in many forms.
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, Thy angels watch me through the night, And keep me safe till morning’s light.
ANGEL CARRYING A CHILD Symbolizes embracing the soul and escorting the deceased to heaven.
Like a rosebud faded with life scarce begun And angels, bright angels escorted him home.
ANGELS IN CLOUDS Represents heaven and Divine love.
Angels to beckon me Nearer my God to thee Nearer is thee
ANGEL DROPPING FLOWERS Represents blessings from Heaven
Love’s last gift
ANGEL FLYING Represents a Guardian angel offering rebirth and resurrection
ANGEL HOLDING A LILY Represents chastity
A flower transferred from earth to bloom in heaven
ANGEL HOLDING A WREATH Represents the memory of a loved one
And with the morn those angel faces smile Which I have loved long since and lost awhile. 1925
An angel holding a praying bowl
ANGEL TRUMPETING The Archangel Gabriel depicted with a horn represents a call to the resurrection on the day of judgment. “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
ARCHANGEL MICHAEL WITH SWORD Represents the smiting of evil and forgiveness of sin
The blood of Jesus Christ His son cleanseth us from all sin. 1917
ANGEL WEEPING Symbolizes grief, mourning or an untimely death
But again I hope to meet him When the day of life is fled And in Heaven with joy to greet him Where no farewell tears are shed
FALLEN ANGEL OF THE MODERN VARIETY thanks to vandalism and neglect.