Saint Andrew the First Called Apostle - Athonite
Saint Andrew the First Called Apostle - Athonite
Saint Andrew the First Called Apostle - Athonite
Saint Andrew the First Called Apostle - Athonite
Saint Andrew the First Called Apostle - Athonite
Saint Andrew the First Called Apostle - Athonite

Saint Andrew the First Called Apostle

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The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Andrew was from Galilee, more specifically Bethesda, and lived during the days of Jesus Christ. Andrew was a fisherman and one of Saint John the Baptist’s students, but as soon as John preached that Jesus was indeed the Son of God, he followed Christ. Saint Andrew is known as the first-called because he became Jesus’ first apostle. When Christ’s apostles spread around the world to preach, Andrew primarily taught in Greece, among other lands, when he finally met his end in Patra, Greece. Saint Andrew was crucified on a cross made in the shape of an “X”. The scroll he holds in this icon states “I have found the Messiah”. Saint Andrew’s Feast Day is celebrated on November the 30th.

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This icon is made of solid, natural limewood (Tilia) 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.

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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.

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.

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