Saint John Theologian - Athonite
Saint John Theologian - Athonite
Saint John Theologian - Athonite
Saint John Theologian - Athonite
Saint John Theologian - Athonite

Saint John Theologian

Regular price $115.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint John the Theologian was Jesus Christ’s Beloved Disciple. Also known as John the Evangelist, Saint John and John of Patmos, the Beloved Disciple, he was the youngest of the Twelve Apostles and author of five books: The Gospel of John; The Epistles 1 John; 2 John; 3 John; and the Book of Revelation which he wrote while exiled on the island of Patmos, Greece around 90-95 A.D. Saint John was present for two miracles, the Transfiguration and the raising of the daughter of Jairus. He is the patron saint of those suffering from heart conditions.

Saint John the Theologian's primary feast day is celebrated on May 8 and his repose is commemorated on September 26.


This icon of Saint John Theologian is reproduced, with permission, from the authentic icon painted by the monks in the Cell of St. John the Theologian Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou in Mount Athos, Greece. This icon is part of our collection “Icons from Mount Athos”, which features all icons from the Cell of St. John the Theologian.

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.

Customer Reviews

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Martin Hedrick

This is a beautiful, well-made, high-quality icon. Shipped immediately. Based on this experience, I would highly recommend Athonite!

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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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