This colorful icon of Matthew the Evangelist #4S-96-ML is a medium large icon measuring 6” in width and 7.25” in height. It is mounted on a one inch piece of wood.
This Icon of Matthew along with many other beautiful Icons was made in a small Eastern Orthodox Monastery dedicated to the semi-eremitical way of life. In order to provide a source of income, provide meaningful work for the monks, and also express a sense of outreach and mission to the world at large, they offer high quality icon prints in the Byzantine and Slavic styles laminated and mounted on birch plywood, and in addition, hand painted icons by the Monks.
True icons, when painted in a traditional manner, are an expression of Orthodox Christian theology. They have b been used by the faithful over the centuries to learn by showing love and reverence toward these icons, that all material existence has been sanctified by Christ’s Incarnation, Death and Resurrection.