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Posted on May 1, 2012 |

May/June: Dan Mitsui

May/June: Dan Mitsui

This month’s contemporary Sacred Heart is a section of an illustration by Chicago artist Dan Mitsui. The print, “Christ the High Priest,” includes decorative elements (the Greek letters “alpha” and “omega,” the words “Ecce Agnus Dei — Behold the lamb of God,” and Christian symbols including the cross of Christ, the anchor of hope, and a burning heart very similar to the Sacred Heart) and side illustrations: Mary, St. John the Baptist; Moses and Elijah; and the three kings Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar.

The central figure of Christ is surrounded by seraphim and by the symbols of the four Evangelists. It is one of five illustrations commissioned by Vox Clara, a committee on of senior bishops from episcopal conferences throughout the English-speaking world that advises the Holy See on English-language liturgy, for an edition of the Roman Pontifical. Prints are for sale individually or as a group from his website here.

Key:

Christ the High Priest with Evangelists, Cherubim and Seraphim

Corner Images: Anointing of the Sick, of Catechumens, of a Bishop and of an Altar

Border Images: Mary and St. John the Baptist; Moses and Elijah; Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar; the Three Theological Virtues; Alpha and Omega

Click to enlarge.