Saint John of Kronstadt - Athonite
Saint John of Kronstadt - Athonite
Saint John of Kronstadt - Athonite
Saint John of Kronstadt - Athonite
Saint John of Kronstadt - Athonite
Saint John of Kronstadt - Athonite

Saint John of Kronstadt

Regular price $75.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint John was born in 1829 in northwestern Russia. He became a priest at 36 years of age, serving in the Church of Saint Andrew in Kronstadt, Russia. He was known for his commitment to the poor and those in need and was heavily involved in charity work. He travelled throughout Russia, helping many in need, and eventually became well known around the country. Enlightened by the Holy Spirit, he prophesied the Russian Revolution in 1917. He fell asleep in peace in 1908.

Saint John’s feast day is celebrated on December 20.

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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.

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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Olga
Illuminated!

I own three gorgeous holy icons from this company, the latest of which was a small sized Saint John of Kronstadt (actually I ordered two, one to gift!). I was not worried that the detail or quality would be any less than what I'd come to appreciate with their work; and when the icons arrived, I was bolstered in my appreciation for the sacred work this company clearly recognizes. Every tiny detail was captured meticulously even moreso in their smallest (and least expensive) icons. The prayerful place my heart is moved to upon holding their work in my hands is unsurpassed.

Any of my personal interactions online or via email with their representatives is always in a compassionate, professional, genuine, Christ-filled-spirit; they've been so generous to me, and I pray for their work to become renowned so every Orthodox household can treasure their work as much as I do.

Glory to God for the blessed hands at AthoniteUSA!

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Icon Styles

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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