The Seat of Mercy Plaque is the the depiction of the Crucified Christ in the Trinity. This exquisitely detailed plaque depicts the Father supporting the Son while the Holy Spirit is mediating between them. This the Holy Trinity of all creation – stars fill the cosmos while daughters and sons of Earth gather to praise the Triune God. This is indeed a perfect gift for many occasions, especially an ordination and jubilee anniversary.
On the back in German: Es lebe der Heilige Dreieinige Gott in unseren Herzen und in den Herzen aller Menschen (Gebet vom Seligen Arnold Janssen)
English translation: May the Holy, Triune God live in our hearts and the hearts of all persons (Prayer of Blessed Arnold Janssen)
A Depiction of the Holy Trinity in Relation to God’s Self and to the World
At about 7.3 inches in diameter, this solid bronze plaque has heft and depth and hangs easily on any wall in home or office. A master bronze-smith conceived and forged this powerful depiction of the Holy Trinity . The depth and detail of this plaques express compactly and elegantly the central Mystery of the Holy Trinity as Father, Son and Holy Spirit in immanent, intra-Trinitarian relationship and the Mystery of the Redemption, the Holy Trinity in relation to all of creation — especially to all of the members of the human race who are redeemed and called to Eternal Life by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Seat of Mercy — Throne of Grace
The Seat of Mercy Plaque depicts the Mystery of the Holy Trinity: God the Father in Eternity presents Jesus the Christ to humankind as the One crucified in a specific point in time and place in human history as the One who died on the cross for our sins to redeem and save us. The Holy Spirit mediates the love between Father and the Son, as well as the love of the Triune God for all of humanity and creation. Seat of Mercy is the English translation of Martin Luther’s Gnadenstuhl, which is in turn the German translation of thronum gratiae (“throne of grace”), the Latin translation of the Greek hilasterion (ἱλαστήριον) of Romans 3:25 (translated in the NIV translation as “sacrifice of atonement”):
God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith.