Here are the three Icon crosses that worked on during Lent for our God-children. They are based upon the San Domiano Crucifix. I wanted to do this crucifix because it is my intention that our God-children have a set of religious items by adulthood that will aid them in their faith once they are grown. I want them to have icons of Christ, Blessed Theotokos, guardian angel and a crucifix, a Bible and a catechism.
I am not a wood-worker. I have no tools, so I could not create the shape of the San Domiano cross. I also did not feel I have time to do the whole SDC image. But, I do like this image of the crucifixion. I like this image because Christ is both crucified and also appears alive--Resurrected. We are the Church of the Risen Christ. This is important.
I plan to write three more of this Crucifix for others. It was surprisingly more difficult than I had hoped. I thought I might be able to do these more quickly, but the process and dedication to an icon is always daunting.
Here is the visual journey of this Icon: