The Christus, the figure of the risen Christ, is found high on the wall of the Archabbey Church. The large Greek letters above the figure stand for Iesous Christos (Jesus Christ).

In his left hand, Christ holds the book of life, inscribed with the Latin words Ego Sum Vita, "I am the Life." In his right hand is the laurel wreath crown of glory.

Three smaller Greek letters, in the rays of the halo surrounding Christ's head, mean "I am the Living One," a New Testament echo of God's words to Moses as He confronted him in the burning bush, "I am who I am" (Exodus 3:14).