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Song of Songs | Cedar + Pomegranate + Apple

Song of Songs | Cedar + Pomegranate + Apple

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These amorous scents of cedar, pomegranate, and apple are inspired by the Song of Songs.  

Behind the Inspiration

Also know as the Canticle of Canticles and the Song of Solomon, this love poem at the heart of the Bible shows us the heart of God, who pursues us as a lover and Bridegroom. And the Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that "Tradition has always seen in the Song of Solomon a unique expression of human love, a pure reflection of God's love--a love 'strong as death' that 'many waters cannot quench'" (1609).

Cedar is present throughout the Song, with both the bride and groomed perfumed with it. Pomegranate references the bride, with apple connected to the bridegroom. And the scents remind us of the holy temple and God's espousal of his people Israel.

In the writings of the Church Fathers and the saints, the Song of Songs is one of the most commented upon books. St. Thérèse, for example, wrote: "If I had time, I would like to comment on the Song of Songs. I have discovered in this book such profound things about the union of the soul with her beloved." While on their deathbeds, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. John of the Cross both requested that the Song be read. Pope St. John Paul II meditated upon it whilst writing his Theology of the Body, and St. Teresa of Avila wrote an entire commentary on it.

A great starting point to learn more about the Song of Songs is in Dr. Brant Pitre's Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told.

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