Archangel Michael - Athonite
Archangel Michael - Athonite
Archangel Michael - Athonite
Archangel Michael - Athonite
Archangel Michael - Athonite

Archangel Michael

Regular price $250.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

The Archangel Michael is one of the most well known Angels, as he is the Archistrategos, or chief of forces. Michael has interceded for the faithful multiple times throughout history, especially in wars. For example, he helped in defeating the Persians in Daniel 10:13, slaying the Assyrian barbarians, and protecting the Israelites in the Great Exodus. Later in time, he appeared to help Constantine the Great multiple times in battle. Archangel Michael is also known as one of the protectors of the monastery of Dochiariou in Mount Athos, appearing to Saint Neophytus in his lifetime. One of the most celebrated miracles of Archangel Michael is saving the church of Colossae, where pagans tried to divert the flow of the river and wipe out the church. Archangel Michael appeared carrying a cross and blocking the water from the church.

This miracle is commemorated on September 6, but Archangel Michael's feast day is celebrated on November 8, along with the other angels and bodiless powers.

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This icon is made of solid, natural limewood 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. 

Learn more about how our Holy Icons are made here

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.

Dimension: 7.9" x 11" (20 x 28 cm)

Width Weight Style Backside Braces
1.8" (4.5 cm)
2.3 lb (1kg)
Recessed Wood

Dimensions and weights may slightly vary as these items are cut by hand.

We are proud to offer the highest quality products! However, if you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it for an exchange or refund, free of charge! We offer free return shipping for all orders, so long as: 
a) Item(s) are been purchased in the last 30 days.
b) Item(s) are returned with their original blue box and/or packaging.
c) Both the packaging and item(s) are in their original condition.

You can read our full Refund & Return Policy here.


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Depending on the size and theme, Holy Icons are available in both Recessed and Level styles.

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Backside Details

Backside details vary with icon size and serve to ensure that your Holy Icon will stand the test of time. 

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