Jesus Christ the Lifegiver - Athonite
Jesus Christ the Lifegiver - Athonite
Jesus Christ the Lifegiver - Athonite
Jesus Christ the Lifegiver - Athonite
Jesus Christ the Lifegiver - Athonite
Jesus Christ the Lifegiver - Athonite

Jesus Christ the Lifegiver

Regular price $250.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

This is an iconographic posture of Jesus Christ which is also known as “The Merciful”. Jesus Christ gives us his blessing with His right hand and holds a book with His left hand, and is here to teach us about eternal life. The IC and XC letters on the left and right upper corner are the Greek abbreviations for the words “Jesus Christ”.

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This icon of Christ the Lifegiver is reproduced, with permission, from the authentic icon painted by the monks in the Cell of St. John the Theologian Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou in Mount Athos, Greece. This icon is part of our collection “Icons from Mount Athos”, which features all icons from the Cell of St. John the Theologian.

This icon is made of solid, natural Limewood that has been prepared by hand using traditional methods and organic materials. The background is comprised of 22 Karat gold leaves that were meticulously applied by hand, piece by piece.  

All of our icons are reproduced according to museum print standards and are authentic replicas of Holy Icons from Mount Athos and elsewhere. 

Learn more about how our Holy Icons are made here

From the moment you first hold your Holy Icon, you will see the exquisite details that bear truth to the meticulous preparation and creation of the image, as well as feel the depth and weight of the solid wood upon which it is portrayed. One of our larger icon dimensions (11.8" x 15.7"/30 x 40 cm) weighs more than 5 pounds! 

Because we value quality even in the details, your Holy Icon will be shipped in luxury packaging and can be presented as a gift for a friend or family member.

Dimension: 3.9" x 5.5" (10 x 14 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
0.6" (1.5 cm)
0.2 lb (0.1 kg)
Level NA

Dimension: 5.5" x 7.7" (14 x 19.5 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
0.8" (2 cm) 0.6 lb (0.3 kg) Level NA

Dimension: 7.9" x 11" (20 x 28 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
1.8" (4.5 cm)
2.3 lb (1kg)
Recessed Wood

Dimension: 11.8" x 15.7" (30 x 40 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
2" (5 cm)
5.2 lb (2.3 kg)
Recessed
Wood

Dimensions and weights may slightly vary as these items are cut by hand.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase,  you may return it to us for an exchange or refund. We offer free return shipping for all orders, so long as: 
a) Item(s) must have been purchased in the last 30 days.
b) Item(s) must be returned with the original packaging.
c) Both the packaging and item(s) must be in their original condition.

Please read our full Refund & Return Policy here.



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Icon Styles

Depending on the size and theme, Holy Icons are available in both Recessed and Level styles.

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Backside Details

Backside details vary with icon size and serve to ensure that your Holy Icon will stand the test of time. 

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