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St. Joseph Church

West St. Paul, MN

New Installations- (2012)

  • Theophany of Christ (acrylic technique on gessoed panel and 23 kt. gold leaf)
    The icon demonstrates the Epiphany (revelation) of the Holy Trinity, otherwise known as Theophany, a Greek word for manifestation meaning “revelation of God” (Greek). This Feast day celebrates the Baptism of Christ in the Jordan river. The Feast is accounted for in Scripture: the Gospels, Matthew (3: 13-17), Luke (3:21-22) and Mark (9:1-13). The icon reflects the readings.

Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”
But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:13-17)