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New Archabbey Christmas Ornament

New Archabbey Christmas Ornament Monday, December 8, 2003

 The sixth in a series of ornaments featuring the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica is now available in the Basilica Gift Shop, first floor of the Parish Center, adjacent to the Archabbey Basilica.

The ornament is one of a series of collectibles featuring aspects of the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. The Agnus Dei, or Lamb of God on the ceiling of the apse depicts a mystical scene where the Lamb, who represents Jesus Christ, is holding the flag of the resurrection. He is standing on the Book of the Seven Seals showing his dominion over all things. The chalice, at left, represents the sacrifice of Christ, the Lamb of God, on the cross. The Lamb is pictured inside of a Trifoil and a Triangle, both symbolic of the Blessed Trinity. The piece was painted by Pittsburgh artist Joseph Reiter, circa 1900, and photographed by Father Noel Rothrauff, O.S.B.

The Basilica Gift Shop is open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The ornament is also available by the Archabbey's online store, Saint Vincent Store

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