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“The three Greek letters found in Christ’s cruciform halo…form the present participle, ὤν, of the Greek verb ‘to be,’ with a masculine singular definite article, ὁ. A literal translation of Ὁ ὬΝ would be ‘the being one”…'He who is’ is a better translation. These words are the answer Moses received on Mount Sinai when he asked for the name of him to whom he was speaking. In Hebrew, he who was speaking said Yahweh, which is also a present participle. Greek translators of the Hebrew Bible put Yahweh as Ὁ ὬΝ.”
~Fr. Steven Bigham, from On the Origin of Ὁ ὬΝ in The Halo of Christ

“Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am’.”
~John 8:58

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But to me, a tattoo is not a billboard for the world to see. It’s to remind my soul to grow. It’s like getting married. When it’s all said and done, you will live with it forever not me. In a way, it’s an act of faith and commitment. So in this sense, it must be between you and God.
—  Lacey Sturm

BAPTISM

That’s what baptism into the life of Jesus means. When we are lowered into the water, it is like the burial of Jesus; when we are raised up out of the water, it is like the resurrection of Jesus. Each of us is raised into a light-filled world by our Father so that we can see where we’re going in our new grace-sovereign country.
Romans 6:3-5 The Message