Christ of the Abyss in Italy

Christ of the Abyss - being photographed by a diver

You are most likely familiar with our Christ of the Ozarks memorial statue in Eureka Springs, Arkansas or Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, but who knew about Christ of the Abyss in Italy?

Christ of the Abyss (Italian: “Il Cristo degli Abissi”) is a submerged bronze statue of Jesus Christ, the original of which is located in the Mediterranean Sea off San Fruttuoso between Camogli and Portofino on the Italian Riviera. It was placed in the water on 22 August 1954 at approximately 17 metres depth, and stands c. 2.5 metres tall. Various other casts of the statue are located in other places worldwide, both underwater and in churches and museums.

The sculpture was created by Guido Galletti after an idea of Italian diver Duilio Marcante. The statue was placed near the spot where Dario Gonzatti, the first Italian to use SCUBA gear, died in 1947. It depicts Christ offering a benediction of peace, with his head and hands raised skyward.

*Article Excerpt from Wikipedia

Only 11 days left to get your 2014 tickets for a GREAT discount!

You have only 11 days left to get the special discount for any performance date to the 2014 season of The Great Passion Play running from Friday, May 2, 2014 through Saturday, October 25, 2014!  Specially discounted tickets are available if your tickets are purchased in full before February 1, 2014.  $15 Play tickets for adults (ages 17+) $5 for youth (ages 12-16) and children (ages 4-11), and kids under 4 are always free!  That’s a saving of $10 for adults and youth, and $6 for children!Jesus Carries the Cross

Spring Break Mission Trip

Mission Trip 2013 Photo 2

If you have been wanting to go on a mission trip, do not have a passport, or do not want to leave the US.  This is the mission trip you have been waiting for!

Spring Break Mission Trip!

We will be cleaning up, painting, doing repairs on building, clearing trees & debris from the Holy land Tour, and getting the grounds ready for the opening of the 2014 season in May.  Cost per person is $125 and includes meals, insurance, evening services, and a Christian concert.
Lodging is not included, but we can help you locate motels, or you can bring a camper or a tent.

March 10 to 14 – Mississippi Spring Break

March 17 to 21 – Oklahoma Spring Break

March 24 to 28 – Arkansas Spring Break

Call Mike Russell (580-513-2987) or Jan Russell (580-320-2912) for more information or email

This Mission Trip is produced in partnership with the World Mission Team and The Gospel Station Network.