Zachary Roesemann



Icon St. John in Contemplation

Tempera and gold leaf on wood

13 by 17 inches, 2004


The Christian journey is powerfully expressed in the faces of the saints who have sought and found the Incarnate God. For 2,000 years icons have attempted to show how women and men can be transfigured by returning to Love.


In this icon, an elderly John 'rapt in contemplation' now radiates what he wrote about so wonderfully, “the fullness we have received” in the grace and truth of Jesus Christ. His amazing journey is nearly over. He is transfigured. He is almost home.