|Item Number||Description||Price Each||Quantity||Total||Action|
|MCD001||4" X 8" ICON MATTED TO 8" X 10"||
|MCD101||6" X 11" ICON MATTED TO 11" X 14"||
|ICD001||4" X 8" ICON ON WOOD||
|ICD101||6" X 11" ICON ON WOOD||
|ICD201||8" X 15" ICON ON WOOD||
This icon of unknown origin depicts St. Paul in the red of martyrdom and the green of apostleship. This icon serves as a poignant reminder that we, too, are continually called to conversion and that our lives are to be a witness to the transforming power of the Gospel of Christ.
Wood-mounted icons are on 3/4" poplar or 5/8" Pro-Wood, with with tee-slots milled in the back for easy hanging. Icons are finished in classic cherry to replicate the traditional icon red, in keeping with Byzantine tradition. (Ancient icon board edges were frequently coated with red bole, a form of clay). Each mounted icon comes with a descriptive pamphlet explaining the symbolism and history of the image.
Please allow 5-10 business days for orders of 20 or more icons.
Our icon designs are also available as unmounted prints in sanctuary-size enlargements up to 38 inches wide. The latest technology enables enlargement without sacrificing quality. We do not currently have the ability to mount these prints on wood or any other material. You may purchase your own frame from a custom frame shop. Call 800-889-0105 for pricing and ordering.
The canonical portrait of St. Paul is immediately recognizable in this image, based as it is upon an actual description found in the extra-biblical source The Acts of Paul and Thecla. "And he saw Paul coming, a man small in size, bald-headed, bandy-legged, well-built, with eyebrows meeting, rather long-nosed, full of grace." (Acts 2-4). A soft light coming from an invisible source at the left illuminates St. Paul's face with an ethereal glow. The source of that light is the face of Christ, the same light which the apostle witnessed on the road to Damascus.
The high forehead is symbolic of wisdom. The red himation, a garment worn over the left shoulder and tucked under on the right, is representative of the blood of martyrdom. St. Paul holds in his left hand and clasps with his right the book of the Gospels, indicating the centrality of the Gospel in his preaching and ministry. The straps of Paul's sandals are made of thorns or briers, a reminder not only of his martyrdom but also the mysterious and unnamed affliction he bore throughout his life.