History of Iconography
the beginning of the Christian Church, our Lord Himself gave us the very
first icon - His blessed Image appeared on a napkin - which was sent to
Avgarus, the ruler of Edessa, and through which Avgarus was healed.
Afterwards, iconography became an essential part of the
Christian worship. People strived to continue all their life in
front of the eyes of their beloved Lord, and started keeping icons in
different rooms of their homes to sanctify even the air from evil
thoughts and deeds.
Saint Luke, the Evangelist, himself, wrote the image of the Holy
Mother of God with Christ the Child in Her hands. He received her
blessing for this image and for all future image depictions. Since then,
numerous images of the Holy Mother of God have been created and
dispersed throughout the world. The Mother of God, herself, has appeared
to many Saints during or after prayer in front of her Holy
Images. Many of the icons of the Holy Theotokos have become miraculous.
Through the faith of Christians, God sends healings and blessings to
From the very beginning of its existence, Christianity was
persecuted because of its priorities to the Heavenly Kingdom
instead of the benefits of the fallen world. A lot of martyrs
became venerated among Christians for their testimony of faith.
Thus, Christians tried to save martyrs' remnants as examples of
sanctity, and as imparters of the miraculous myrrh. Myrrh and
martyrs' depictions are a testimony for the future generations.
They serve as portraits stating their glorification by God, and
as a connection to Christ whom we aspire to meet in the Heavenly
Currently, Christians keep icons of the Holy Trinity, Our Lord
Jesus Christ, the Most Holy Mother of God, and most venerated
Saints in every room of the house. Frequently, next to the
icons, there is a vigil light or burning candle. We
aspire that through our humble prayers The Holy Virgin Mary and
Saints will mercifully pray for our souls to Christ Our Savior.
Photo Gallery of Icons
Holy Trinity and Angels
Our Lord Jesus Christ
Mother of God
Petro has a strong
desire and urge for iconographic work; however, he has limited
resources. Many projects are done for donations. This is an
opportunity for you to become an active enlightener of Christian
Holy Scriptures and traditions through icons.
Please share some
of your resources for him to be able to share the images of
God's love for mankind and knowledge of the Heavenly Kingdom
among people of this world.