Christ’s Mass and Faces of Jesus

Prince of Peace by Akaine age 12

Today I am thankful for Christmas and the many faces of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There are so many, which only makes sense to me, as Jesus came to be all things for all the people.

I’m not saying I wouldn’t like to know exactly what Jesus looks like. I think maybe Akaine’s painting above might be very close. I’ve read that the Jewish sect his line came from are known for their amazing blue eyes. Yes, some people in the Middle East do have blue eyes. Some people from Afghanistan are known for their amazing green eyes. Not all things are as we might think they should be. I always thought blue and green eyes were purely a European trait. I was wrong.

Christmas means “Christ’s Mass”, which refers to the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, which as we understand, came at the end of his life.  The term Christmas developed around 1080 a.d. and “the Mass”, the supper, was considered to be the most important part of celebrating the birth of Christ: Christmas.

As I celebrate “Mass” with my family this Christmas I want to share this with them. Without the birth, without the “Mass” there is no celebration. Christ came to break bread with us. He is the body that was broken for us so that we might spend eternity with Him. Christ’s Mass should be celebrated daily in our hearts and homes.

We who believe are the “body of Christ”.  Let us celebrate our Christmas feast this year with joy and reverence. I am so thankful that the Lord came for me and you and that all these wonderful artists and photographers have given me a variety of images to ponder.  Enjoy the many faces of Christ during this holy season.

Icon Art by Father Guiliani – Navajo Virgin Mary and Jesus

From the movie, Passion of the Christ

Archeologist depiction of what Christ might look like

Shroud of Turin

Sr. Faustina, Sacred Heart

African Icon Art in gold

Jesus Laughing

By Father Guiliani

European Version of Jesus

Always remember:

Without the Birth, We Don’t Have the Mass – Christmas <–tweet this

Have a beautiful day!

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16 thoughts on “Christ’s Mass and Faces of Jesus

  1. Pingback: Grace Alone… » Blog Archive » Thankful Thursday ~ Erin & Photography

  2. How fitting He should come from a town whose name means “House of Bread.” Great post. I love that depiction of Him laughing with His head thrown back.

  3. Slipping over from the Grace linkup. Christmas takes on extra special meaning when we think of supping with the Lord. And the faces of Jesus you posted is very moving. I, too, often wonder what our Savior looked like. I know Scripture mentions He wasn’t much to look at, but I secretly wish He would have resembled the first portrait you posted. I think His eyes would have told the story of His incredible love for us. Thanks for sharing, Kathleen.

    • The first portait scientist say looks a lot iike the Shroud of Turin. I think the noses are almost identical. I also think what is beautiful in one decade or century isn’t consider good or bad looking in another century so I just take that for the times…. Just my opinion of course :) Thank ou so much for taking the time to come by. Have a Merry Christmas :)

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