#27 Ad Crucem Christmon - Crown of Thorns and Nails
This Christmon is a reminder of Christ's suffering and death for our sins. The Crown of Thorns that pierced His head was a reminder that He was indeed the Lamb of God promised to Abraham thousands of years before.
"Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands.Pilate went out again and said to them, “See, I am bringing him out to you that you may know that I find no guilt in him.” So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!”
"And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided."
The three nails are a trinitarian reminder, but also reflect the ancient view that Christ's wrists were pieced, and that his feet were pierced through with the same nail.