The central figure in Christianity, Jesus Christ, is regarded by Christians as the incarnate Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, and the prophesied Hebrew Messiah (Anointed One, Deliverer of Israel). The name, Christ derives from the Greek translation from the Hebrew title, “Messiah.” Jesus is the Greek form for Joshua, which in Hebrew means “Savior.” Traditional Christian imagery evolved around the major events of Christ’s life including his birth, crucifixion (Passion), and resurrection. 

The Holy Child of Atocha /Santo Niño de Atocha

Feast day: December 25

Patron Saint of those unjustly imprisoned, rescuer of those in danger, and protector of travelers.   

Essay by Yael Cano

Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) / Ecce Homo (Este Es El Hombre)

Feast day: August 20

Invoked by Augustinians as a reminder of Christ’s suffering.

Essay by Carolyn Christensen

The Crucifixion/La Crucifixión

Feast day for the Triumph of the Holy Cross: September 14

Essay by Paris Bowers

The Divine Face (Veronica’s Veil) / El Divino Rostro (La Verónica)

Feast day: February 4

Essay by Courtney Sisk

The Eucharistic Man of Sorrows (Mystical Vine)/

El Varón Eucarístico de Dolores (La Vendimia Mística)

Feast day: 19 days after Pentecost, on a Friday. 

Essay by Courtney Sisk

The Sacred Heart of Jesus / El Sagrado Corazón de Jesus

Feast day: June 11

Essay by Nancy Solis

The Trinity / La Santa Trinidad

Feast day: The eighth Sunday after Easter (the Sunday after the Feast of Pentecost)

Essay by Karen S. Billings

The Holy Family / La Sagrada Familia

Feast day: First Sunday after Christmas

Patron of the Congregations of the Holy Cross and the Holy Family and role model for Christian family life.

Essay by Karen S. Billings

The Omnipotent Powerful Hand (The Five Persons)

La Ominipotente Mano Poderosa (Las Cinco Personas)

Essay by Paris Bowers