By Janet E. Smith

Jan van Eyck, “God Almighty” (Ghent Altarpiece), 1426-1427

“Christ as our Redeemer purchased the Church at the price of his own blood; as priest he offered himself, and continues to offer himself as a victim for our sins. Is it not evident, then, that his kingly dignity partakes in a manner of both these offices?” —Pope Pius XI

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