January 2009 - Vol. 26

Jesus Christ the Word of Life 

byMichael O'Brien

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Also see > Icon of Christ from Mount Sinai

This painting of Christ by Michael O'Brien was commissioned in the 1980s by Mount Angel Benedictine Abbey, in Oregon, USA. The figure is based on the oldest known icon of Christ, a sixth century "Christ Pantocrator" in St. Catherine's monastery, Mount Sinai, Egypt. 

See related page on the original icon of "Christ Pantocrator."

Christ Pantocrator

6th century icon from St. Catherine's Monastery in Mount Sinai, Egypt

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