Tu es sacerdos in aeternum: Christ the High Priest

I saw this statue of Christ the High Priest at a Colorado church I visited this week. It really moved me and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it for the last few days. I thought maybe you would like to see it, too.

Art and Liturgy - Christ the High Priest Crucified statue

In Christian theology we sometimes hear about something called Jesus’ “threefold office” — that He was prophet, priest, and king. It is not often, though, that we see Christ wearing priestly vestments.

Sometimes, Orthodox icons even portray Jesus dressed as a bishop.

Art and Liturgy - Russian Icon of Christ as Bishop and Priest