About our Header Graphic

Our header graphic is comprised of a woodcut by Lucas Cranach the Elder, shown in its entirety below. It portrays Martin Luther and Jan Hus (c.1369-1415) administering Holy Communion to the Saxon family. On the right, Luther presents the chalice to Elector John of Saxony. On the left, Hus presents bread to John’s brother, Elector Frederick the Wise. In the middle, a fountain pumps the blood of Christ, reminding us of Christ’s presence during Communion.