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Missionarie del Sacerdozio Regale di Cristo

segnaposto

Reading of the cover icon

The reading starts from the centre.
Some catechumens are leaning forward the baptismal font. After their regeneration in the font, they emerge with the signs of their dignity: the crown, the aureole, the sacerdotal habit.
Lined up in a long row, led by the Virgin Mary, they go towards Christ Crucified who is wearing sacerdotal habits. Here the Virgin receives from the Church the chalice full of the blood of the Lamb.

(This icon is kept in the State Library of Bamberg, a town in Bavaria).