WORSHIP AND RITUAL- It is obvious that this oil painting is religious in nature. It shows three priests, all wearing headresses, capes, and a scepter with their right hand placed over their heart. There are meant to picture the trinity: the father, the christ, and the holy spirit. All three figures are identical, which is meant to show the three equal, working parts of the father, the christ, and the holy spirit, as the trinity doctrine states. This piece is meant to honor God and to impress the holiness of the church on viewers. The heads underneath the priests feet represent worshipers at the feet of God.