Handmade Byzantine Icon of Archangel Gabriel.
Archangel Gabriel is one of the three Archangels mentioned in Christianity. His name means "Man of God" and his coming is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments when he announces to the Virgin Mary that she will give birth to the Son of God and when he announces to Joseph that they must leave Egypt and find refuge in Israel.
Archangel Gabriel is commemorated on the 8th of November each year, together with Archangel Michael.
Apolytikion of Synaxis of the Archangels
O Commanders of the Heavenly Host, we the unworthy beseech you, that through your entreaties you will fortify us, guarding us in the shelter of the wings of your ethereal glory, even as we fervently bow before you crying: "Deliver us from all danger, as Commanders of the Powers on high! "
The Icon of Archangel Gabriel 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 8
Iconographer: Sieppes Bros.
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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