Handmade Byzantine Icon of Saint John Damascene.
During the 8th century, Saint John Damascene was a great theologian who actively contributed against iconoclasm under Leo of Isaurian.
He was born in Damascus and was taught extensively by Cosmas the Sicilian until his departure for Jerusalem, specifically for the Holy Monastery of Agios Savvas where he remained for the rest of his life, devoted to his writing work.
During the iconoclasm, and after a forged letter supposedly written by himself in which he offered Damascus to the Byzantines, his hand was cut off. Saint John Damascene begged to be given the severed hand so that he could bury it. However, when he took it, he did not bury it but prayed to the Virgin Mary for healing. Miraculously, his hand was healed.
He died in 749 AD at the age of over a hundred years.
You are a guide of Orthodoxy, a teacher of piety and modesty, a luminary of the world, the God inspired pride of monastics. O wise John, you have enlightened everyone by your teachings. You are the harp of the Spirit. Intercede to Christ our God for the salvation of our souls.
The Icon of Saint John Damascene 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: December 4
Iconographer: Vranos Nicholas
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
Add to Cart