8th Day

Jesus said “My Father is working still, and I am working.”

(John 5:17)

The baptismal fonts of most churches have eight sides.

Six sides represent the six days of creation.

On the seventh day God ceased from creating but did not stop being the creator.

The eighth side of the octagon represents the eighth day

or God’s continuing act of Creation in Jesus Christ.

The Christian Lord’s day is a celebration of this ongoing nature of Christ’s resurrection.

Explore the first collaborative expression of the 8th Day Art Project, Lent 2010.