Saint Olga lived in the early tenth century A.D. in Russia. She married into the royal family through Prince Igor the First, whose father was the first leader of Russia. After her husband was murdered, Olga was the temporary ruler of the state (for almost twenty years) until their son, Svyatoslav was old enough to rule himself. She was well known for her strong and stable administration. During her time in power, Olga went to visit Constantinople, in which she found Christianity and converted. She returned back to Kiev to live the rest of her life in peace. Although she, herself did not convert the Russian people to Christianity, by becoming Christian herself, she influenced her people and her descendants to follow suit.
Saint Olga's feast day is celebrated on June 11.
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: 5.9" x 11.8" (15 x 30 cm)
1.6" (4 cm)
1.6 lb (0.7 kg)
Dimension: 7.5" x 13.8" (19 x 35 cm)
1.8" (4.5 cm)
2.5 lb (1.2 kg)
Dimensions and weights may slightly vary as these items are cut by hand.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it to us for an exchange or refund. We offer free return shipping for all orders, so long as: a) Item(s) must have been purchased in the last 30 days. b) Item(s) must be returned with the original packaging. c) Both the packaging and item(s) must be in their original condition.