Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Year of Grace commences Pentecost 27 May 2012, Seeking the Face of Christ

This icon of Christ Pantocrator - Constantinople, 6th century. Monastery of St Catherine, Sinai.  

This Pentecost Sunday in Canberra the parishes have distribuated a bookmark with this Icon the Christ "Pantocrator". 
This is the oldest know icon, it dates from the 6th or 7th century. The two differnt facial expressions on either side are said to emphasise Christ's dual nature as fully God and fully human. This is the web site where you are able to download this beautiful bookmark for this Year of Grace -

Pantocrator - Icon by Sue Orchison Canberra ACT 2006

We are called to seek the face of Christ during this Year of Grace.
Each of us has a different relationship with Christ. 
On any day my relationship with Christ can change - 
I can see Christ as the Loving Shepherd, the Bridegroom, The Lover of My Soul, 
My Redeemer, My Healer, The Lamb of God
Christ the Fisherman - the Laughing Jesus - Copy by Sue 2009
and Friend.