We commissioned a piece from Lutheran artist Edward Riojas that features the six chief parts of The Small Catechism. This card is appropriate for many kinds of correspondence and occasions, including confirmation and first communion. The Six Chief Parts artwork is also available in an 8″ x 10″ print, which makes a wonderful gift for new members, pastors, confirmands, or anyone who appreciates its rich theological symbolism.
*The description below is printed on the back of each card and is provided in sticker form with each print for affixing to the back of the frame.
Six Chief Parts
Symbols for each of the six chief parts are arranged in a cruciform shape: tablets of the Law represent the Ten Commandments; chalice and host, the Lord’s Supper; scallop shell with three water drops, Holy Baptism; thurible with incense rising to heaven, the Lord’s Prayer; and crossed keys, the Office of the Keys. Central to all is a triangle interwoven with a circle, symbolizing the Holy Trinity confessed in the Apostle’s Creed. These symbols are charged on a red Latin cross pointing to Christ’s all-atoning sacrifice, which in turn gives life and produces fruit in the life of the Church and her saints.
One card: $1.25
8″ x 10″ print: $10.00