St Nicholas Parish, Warren Ohio. This past few weeks, Dennis Bell of Image & Likeness Studios, has installed the five Icons that adorn the parish Baptismal Font! On this octagonal font are depicted, in Icons, the entire theological and scriptural teaching of Holy Baptism according to the Orthodox Church!
On the opposite side of the font is a three-panel depiction of the Baptism of our Lord in the Jordan River. With the new Icons depicted, we have the crucifixion, the Resurrection, and the Icon of the Holy Spirit. On each side of the font are the scriptural and theological references to the Church's understanding of Holy Baptism. One scroll if from the Baptismal Epistle reading from Paul's Letter to the Romans 6:5. The other scroll contains the Baptismal Hymn found in Paul's Letter to the Galatians 3:7 sung at the Baptismal Service, while circling the font three times.
We are indebted to Dennis for his talent and ministry to the church. These new Icons and scrolls were solemnly blessed last Sunday March 21st at the Festal Liturgy for Sunday of Orthodoxy! The Icons are all made possible by the loving gifts of our donors in memory of deceased members of their families and our parish. Our sincere thanks and appreciation to our donors, and to Denis Bell for his design, craftmanship, and installation!!