Prophet Elias - Athonite
Prophet Elias - Athonite
Prophet Elias - Athonite
Prophet Elias - Athonite
Prophet Elias - Athonite

Prophet Elias

Regular price $97.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

The Prophet Elias (Elijah) was part of the Old Testament, living in Galaad near the Jordan River. He belonged to a lineage of priests, and was a simple and humble man. His zeal and passion for God led him to be called a Zealot, keeping God at the center of his life. His prayer was so strong that it led to a three and a half year drought, as a way of showing the strength of God to his unfaithful people. He used his prayer to burn idols, slay 450 false priests and prophets, and multiply the goods of the faithful all in the name of God. The power of his prayer was legendary, just as widespread as his prophecies. He lived in a cave where a raven sent by God came to feed him daily. The miracles he performed in the name of God are too many to count, but all are written in the scripture. In his life, Elias gained one apostle, Elisseus, who was with him until the end, where after splitting the Jordan in half and reaching the other side, a fiery chariot from heaven stole him away. It is written that before the Second Coming of Christ, Elias will return on his fiery chariot to prophesize and show the power of God once again.

Prophet Elias' feast day is celebrated on July 20.


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. 

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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.

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Dimension: 5.9" x 11.8" (15 x 30 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
1.6" (4 cm) 1.6 lb (0.7 kg) Recessed Wood

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

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



Backside Details

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