Christ and the Sacraments
Christ and the Sacraments

Setting Forth the Sacraments High Relief Bronze St Richard's Catholic Church Jackson, MS Large high relief bronze

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Christ and the Sacraments
Christ and the Sacraments

The bronze ribbon that connects one side of the wall to the other intersects 7 medallions, each representing a sacrament of the Catholic Church

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Christ figure
Christ figure

This half-figure of Christ is twice life-size and looks down at the viewer. The 'arc' says "Christ is died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again" which is recited in the mass.

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Sacraments
Sacraments

The sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation

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Baptism
Baptism

Sacraments of Baptism

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Sacrament of Baptism
Sacrament of Baptism

Medallion (prior to installation) of the "Christ & His Church - Setting Forth the Sacraments"

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Baptism
Baptism

Detail symbolized as water being poured from a scallop shell

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Baptism
Baptism

Detail symbolized as water being poured from a scallop shell

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Confirmation
Confirmation

Sacrament of Confirmation

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Sacrament of Confirmation
Sacrament of Confirmation

Bronze medallion prior to installation

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Confirmation
Confirmation

Detail The symbolism for Confirmation is an open door with the light of Christ (symbolized by the cross) shining forth

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Eucharist
Eucharist

Communion is symbolized with the elements of the Eucharists - the Host and Chalice

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Sacrament of Confession
Sacrament of Confession

The Sacrament of Confession is symbolized by the Holy Spirit shown as the dove and as the fire from Pentecost

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Sacrament of Marriage
Sacrament of Marriage

Marriage is symbolized by two interlocking wedding bands

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Sacrament of Holy Orders
Sacrament of Holy Orders

Holy Orders is symoblized by an open Bible

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Sacrament of Annointing the Sick
Sacrament of Annointing the Sick

Also described as Holy Unction and Last Rites - the symbol for Anointing the sick is a branch of olives representing the oil of anointing.

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Sacrament of Anointing the Sick
Sacrament of Anointing the Sick

Detail showing the olive branches

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