Agios Ioannis - St. John the Theologian
Beautiful handmade icon to give as a gift or display in your home on handcarved wood.
St. John the Theologian, also know as St. John the Evangelist.
Being a steadfast disciple of the Lord, he and his brother James were called by the Lord Himself at a later time after a successful catch of fish in the sea of Galilee. Together with Peter and James, John was deigned worthy to become close to the Lord, being with Him during the most important and triumphant times of His earthly life. Thus, he was worthy to be present at the resurrection of the daughter of Jairus, to see Christ's transfiguration on Mount Tabor, to hear the discourse on the signs of His second coming, and to witness to His prayer at Gethsemane. At the Last Supper he was so close to the Lord that in his own words, he lay his head upon Christ's bosom, whence originated his name "bosom-friend," which has since become a name for someone who is especially close. After the Lord's Resurrection, we often see Apostle John together with Apostle Peter, together with whom he is also considered a pillar of the Church, and with whom he often travels to Jerusalem. True to the Lord's command, he cared for the Holy Virgin Mary as a most devoted son, and only after her Blessed Dormition did he begin to preach in other lands.
From ancient times the Gospel according to John were called spirit-filled.
Large Icon about 10" tall and 4 1/4" wide
Small Icon about 7" tall and 3 1/4 " wide
Handmade in Greece by Byzantine Icon Workshop