Handmade Byzantine Icon of Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist.
The Apostle and Evangelist Matthew was originally from Galilee and followed the profession of tax collector. He met Jesus Christ in Capernaum, where the Lord saw him outside the customs house and told him to follow Him. Matthew did as he was asked without hesitation and from that moment he became one of the most faithful Apostles and disciples of Jesus Christ.
For a decade he preached Christianity to the nations and wrote the famous "Gospel of Matthew" in 64 AD. He was martyred in Ethiopia.
Apolytikion of Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist
O Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, intercede to our merciful God, that He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.
The Icon of Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist is an exact copy of Byzantine art and is created by experienced craftsmen using the method of gold printing where hagiographic leaves of 22 karat gold are applied in detail to decorate the background.
During the final processing, the icon is painted with dark red color around the perimeter and polished with a special varnish to maintain its shine.
It is offered in level or recessed wooden surface and is suitable for wall mounting.
Feast: November 16
Iconographer: Michael Father
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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