Saint John the Forerunner, Bird of Desert - Byzantine Icon

[Model: BYZ_st-9460]

Handmade Byzantine Icon of Saint John the Forerunner.

Saint John the Forerunner is mentioned by all four Evangelists as an important person in the teaching of Christianity. He is known as "Forerunner" from the New Testament while in the Old Testament he is referred to as "Prophet".

He was devoted to the ascetic life and was preparing the world for the coming of the Messiah. But when Jesus Christ presented himself to him asking him to baptize him, Saint John hesitated. Nevertheless, Jesus explained to him that this was how it was meant to be and then he agreed to baptize him in the waters of the Jordan River.

His teachings was heard by multitudes of people and they resorted to him to advise them and hear their sins without criticism. However, he urged everyone to follow a life full of reverence and faith in God.

His disapproval of Herod Antipas' relationship with his brother's wife, Salome, led to his beheading.


Apolytikion of Saint John the Forerunner

The memory of the just is celebrated with hymns of praise, but the Lord's testimony is sufficient for thee, O Forerunner; for thou hast proved to be truly even more venerable than the Prophets, since thou was granted to baptize in the running waters Him Whom they proclaimed. 


The Icon of Saint John the Forerunner 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: January 7

Iconographer: Holy Monastery Dormition of Theotokos, Parnes

Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.

Please choose one from the available options shown below:
Size - Feature Weight Price
2.5x3.5 in (6x9 cm) - smooth0.1$5.00USD
4x6 in (10x15 cm) - smooth0.2$10.00USD
6x8 in (15x20 cm) - smooth0.3$20.00USD
8x10 in (20x25 cm) - smooth0.6$30.00USD
5.5x7 in (14x18 cm) - with gold leaf and raised border0.35$40.00USD
12x16 in (30x40 cm) - smooth1.7$50.00USD
7x9.5 in (18x24 cm) - with gold leaf and raised border0.65$60.00USD
9.5x12 in (24x30 cm) - with gold leaf and raised border0.85$80.00USD
12x16 in (30x40 cm) - with gold leaf and raised border2.7$120.00USD
14x18 in (35x45 cm) - with gold leaf and raised border4.4$150.00USD
20x28 in (50x70 cm) - smooth4.9$150.00USD
20x28 in (50x70 cm) - with gold leaf and raised border5.9$250.00USD
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by Κα. Ελευθερία Τσακίρη, ΕλλάδαDate Added: Tuesday 09 May, 2023

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