The Holy Mandylion - Athonite
The Holy Mandylion - Athonite
The Holy Mandylion - Athonite
The Holy Mandylion - Athonite
The Holy Mandylion - Athonite

The Holy Mandylion

Regular price $115.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

The Holy Mandylion is a piece of cloth with the imprinted face of Jesus Christ and remains one of the lost heirlooms of the Christian Orthodox Church. 

It is said that King Abgar of Edessa, who was suffering from leprosy, sent an invitation to Jesus via his servant Ananias, asking Him to visit and preach. Jesus responded that one of his disciples will indeed visit in a future time, but the servant, not wanting to disappoint his master, sat aside to sketch the face of Jesus. Jesus understood that Ananias was troubled and asked his disciples for water to wash. He then dried His face on a piece of cloth on which His face was miraculously imprinted. He folded the piece of cloth in four and handed it to Ananias, asking him to deliver it to his master. 

Once receiving the Holy Mandylion, King Abgar believed in Christ and was healed immediately. A small scar that was left from his disease was healed later by Thaddeus who visited and preached in the area. 

The event is celebrated by our Church on August 16.


This icon is made of solid, natural limewood (Tilia) 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.

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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Icon Styles

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



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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