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Christ overlooking Adam's naming of the animals.

[1] Our collaboration on this theme has led to the creation of a beautiful triptych entitled Christ Breaking the Bonds of Animal Suffering.

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God creating the fish and birds. Mosaic from the Palatine Chapel, Palermo, Sicily, 12th century.

Christ overlooking Adam's naming of the animals.

God breathing life into Adam and creating the animals. Mosaic from the Palatine Chapel, Palermo, Sicily, 12th century.

The Icon depicts archangel Michael entrusting a herd of horses to Saints Flores and Laurus who were protectors of domestic animals.

Noli Me Tangere, suggesting Christ as the new Adam, the gardener of Paradise (by the author)

Christ overlooking Adam's naming of the animals.

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Christ overlooking Adam's naming of the animals.

Icon commissioned by Panorthodox Concern For Animals

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St Isaac the Syrian with reptiles.

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