Georges de La Tour The New born. Christ as the ”New Adam“ and ”Head“

The New-born Christ by Georges de la Tour

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon

What humanity lost in Adam, it regained — transformed — in Christ. When God’s Son became man, “He commenced afresh the long line of human beings, and furnished us with salvation in a succinct, inclusive manner, so that what we had lost in Adam — namely, to be according to the image and likeness of God — that we might recover in Christ Jesus” (3.18.1).Orthodoxy Today