Christ Jesus Icon

ABOUT the painting:

Christ, fully human and fully divine. The halo around His head is the symbol of holiness. It always has a cross in it. The three parts of the cross that show represent the Trinity.

The Greek letters on the halo, the omega, omicron, and nu, translated: “He who is”. This is a reference to Christ’s divinity, as the Old Testament reveals “He who is” to be the name God revealed to Moses
(Ex. 3:14).

The letters “IC” and “XC”, a four letter abbreviation in Greek for Jesus (IHCOYC) Christ (XPICTOC).


In The Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful
A favorite Taize Prayer hymn
Sung here during Evening Prayer
at Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York
City

WORDS: "In the Lord I'll be ever thankful, in the Lord I will rejoice! Look to God, do not be afraid; lift up your voices, the Lord is near, lift up your voices, the Lord is near."

Christ Jesus icon
24 X 30
acrylic on canvas

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