An Icon of the Baptism Graces a Catholic Parish

by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB

On Friday, September 18, 2015, many supporters of the work on five large icons at Resurrection Catholic Parish in Tualatin, Oregon, gathered with iconographer and Iconographic Arts Institute instructor Mary Katsilometes to celebrate the completion the icon of the Baptism.

The icon is located to the right of the baptismal font as the faithful enter the church:


Jesus raises his hand in blessing as he enters the waters of the Jordan:




John the Baptist submerges Jesus in the Jordan:



The Holy Spirit descends upon Jesus:


 The angels attend to Jesus at the Baptism: