5X7 inch-ish Saint Christopher Byzantine Folk Style Icon on Wood
Materials: print, wood, varnish, metal hanger
This is a little 5X7 of Saint Christopher. I thought I'd start small post-baby and glad I did because one of GK's favorite things is to wake up about five minutes into my painting time and then to immediately fall asleep as soon as the other kids get up.
Saint Christopher's legend tells of a giant who wanted to serve the most powerful man, so he went to work for a king but then saw him cower before the devil. So he went to work for the devil, but saw him cower before a cross so he went to work for Christ, but when he found out what it entailed he decided working for Christ was a bit harder than he thought it'd be so he took a job carrying people across a water way. One day, a little kid wanted to cross and as Saint Christopher carried Him, the kid grew heavier and heavier, Saint Christopher barely making it to the other side. Relieved when the Christ child dismounted, he said, "holy cow kid, what is your mother feeding you?". Little kid Jesus apologized for his heaviness. "I'm carrying around the weight of the world's sin."
After that, Saint Christopher decided he should rethink some things and ended up on the employment rolls for the Christ.
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130 shop reviews5 out of 5 stars
I too grew up with icons all gold and I never liked the style, believing as I do that neither would Christ. Dorothy Day, my hero, certainly would not. So I adore your simple creations.
precious. These icomos show with naïve simplicity our Christian faith. I love them. Coptic style. Highly recommended and for great children. MARY Esther. Thank you🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗Dios bless you
I love my icon! Perfect size for my needs. Looks great!
The artwork is even more beautiful in person! Very happy with my purchase. And thank you for the Resurrection piece. They are all part of a special outdoor Stations of the Cross at my home in the woods.
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