This icon is sometimes called the Old Testament Trinity. It depicts the appearance to Abraham of three angels, understood by the Church as a representation of the Holy Trinity. Since the Trinity Itself cannot be directly depicted, the Church confesses and venerates this most exalted doctrine by the depiction of Abraham's vision. The early Fathers understood one of the Angels to be Christ Himself, and thus the second Angel is shown wearing the garments of Christ.
Two beautiful depictions of St. Mary of Egypt from Sofrino. With Christ blessing - 5" x 6.25" Figure alone - 4.3" x 8.75"
This triumphant icon triptych features a central image of the Lord Christ trampling on the gates of hell, with side panels depicting Adam & Eve, Kings David & Solomon, and John the Baptist,...
The Icon of the Savior, Image Not-Made-By-Hands, is one of the earliest images of Christ known in iconography. The feast of this icon is celebrated on August 16/29, during the...
First Week of Great Lent
The Hermitage of the Holy Cross will be closed in observance of the First Week of Great Lent from February 18 until February 26. We will reply to all correspondence and ship all orders as soon as possible beginning Monday, February 26.