"The lily is a symbol of purity...", beauty and whiteness. In Christian symbolism the lily was originally used as the attribute of the virgin saints. It has also been used as a symbol of the Virgin Mary. "The fleur-de-lis, a variety of the lily is the emblem of royalty. The fleur-de-lis was chosen by King Clovis as an emblem of his purification through baptism, and this flower has since become the emblem of the kings of France." The variety of lily that we most associate with the name 'lily' has showy, trumpet-shaped flowers, bringing to mind a feeling of celebration.
In this special setting, the lily symbolizes the resurrection and transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into everlasting Glory.