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Celebrating Christ in All Seasons: Liturgical Bentwood Boxes by Charles W. Elliott

This is the seventh and final post in a series on Christian art of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Read part 1 here. St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia, is home to a hand-carved yellow cedar altar by Tsartlip artist … Continue reading

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One with Christ: Prints by Roy Henry Vickers

This is part 6 of a series on Christian art of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Read part 1 here. The word “inspiration” comes from the Latin word in spiritu. The translation is “the breath of the creator coming into us.” … Continue reading

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Jesus as Sun-Face: A Panel Carving by Don Froese

This is part 4 of a series on Christian art of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Read part 1 here. “The Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings.”—Malachi 4:2a Don Froese (traditional name: PeqYexwela) belongs to the Seabird … Continue reading

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Christmas and Easter Totem Poles by David K. Fison

This is part 3 of a series on Christian art of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Read part 1 here. “In the absence of a written language, the Indians of the Northwest had preserved their stories and events carved from cedar … Continue reading

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Jesus as Thunderbird: A Totem Pole-Crucifix by Stanley Peters

This is part 2 of a series on Christian art of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Read part 1 here. In 1975 the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops commissioned twenty artists from across Canada, eight of whom were First Nations artists, … Continue reading

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