Saint Vladimir - Athonite
Saint Vladimir - Athonite
Saint Vladimir - Athonite
Saint Vladimir - Athonite
Saint Vladimir - Athonite

Saint Vladimir

Regular price $115.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Vladimir was a great conqueror who lived in Russia during the late tenth century. He was a devout pagan, building pagan statues and spreading paganism wherever he went. During his many travels, he finally met someone of a different faith, and discovered that there were many different religions. As a result of this discovery, he sent out envoys everywhere he could. His servants met with Jews, Muslims, Catholics and many more, but discovered that they were all “unhappy”. After finding Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, the envoys knew they had found what they were looking for. Vladimir himself came to visit, and converted as soon as he saw what Orthodoxy was about. He returned to his homeland and destroyed all traces of paganism, while showing his people the Orthodox faith.

Saint Vladimir’s feast day is celebrated on July 15.


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: 5.5" x 7.7" (14 x 19.5 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
0.8" (2 cm)
0.6 lb (0.3 kg)
Level NA

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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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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