The Pelican is a traditional symbol of Christ. It was believed in the ancient world that in times of great hunger the pelican would pierce its own body in order to feed its young. Christ gives us His Body and Blood for the forgiveness of our sins.
1 Corinthians 11:24-29 "For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself."
Let us reflect today on the great gift God has given us in Christ Who was crucified for our transgressions and raised for our justification (See Romans 4).