This powerful depiction of Christ The Alpha and Omega Holy Card makes this prayer card a meaningful addition for almost any event or occasion. Each sheet has 8 perforated cards. There are 100 sheets to a package. These sheets can be run through a laser printer for personalization. A template is available on request from Creator Mundi.
A Prayer Card, Mass Card or Holy Card for Many Uses
Holy cards bear a religious image. Our sheets come blank on the back for your own prayers, favorite verses, or to commemorate special moments such as a First Communion, Confirmation, Ordination, or family reunion. Prayer cards are often distributed at funerals with a favorite prayer or with the name of the deceased. They are used in Sunday schools, religious education classes, and as a way to acknowledge an event on a large scale. Some parishes distribute a prayer card on Mother’s Day, Christmas, Easter and to celebrate anniversaries or other church and school events.
Christ – The Alpha and Omega
In the Christ The Alpha and Omega Holy Card, Jesus gazes directly upon the viewer, holding with his left hand a book on which is written the Greek letters Alpha (Α ) and Omega (Ω), the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Christ is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 1:8, 21:6, 22:13). Christ raises his right hand in blessing: The three raised fingers refer to the indivisible unity of the Trinity, while the thumb and little finger pointed down signify the two natures of Christ: divine and human, inseparable but unmixed.
Christian tradition has long connected the authors of the four canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) with the four “living creatures” that surround God’s throne, as described in Revelation 4:7. The symbols of each Evangelist are displayed on the four corners of the holy card — top left: Human Being (Gospel of Matthew), bottom left: Lion (Gospel of Mark), top right: Eagle (Gospel of John), and bottom right: Ox (Gospel of Luke). These four symbols come from Ezekiel 1:1-14 which narrates the vision of four heavenly creatures (human being, lion, ox, and eagle) with four faces each.