The icon draws believers into the presence of God, places them before the throne of the Holy and confronts them face-to-face with the holiness, the otherness, and yet the humanity and the divinity of the Word made flesh, Jesus. . . .

The icon is a way for the friends of Christ to share in his mysteries, in the sacraments, and to come to know the Father as Jesus knew him while in the flesh.

Megan McKenna, Christ All Merciful