Saints Constantine & Helen - Athonite
Saints Constantine & Helen - Athonite
Saints Constantine & Helen - Athonite
Saints Constantine & Helen - Athonite
Saints Constantine & Helen - Athonite
Saints Constantine & Helen - Athonite
Saints Constantine & Helen - Athonite
Saints Constantine & Helen - Athonite

Saints Constantine & Helen

Regular price $85.00

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The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Constantine was the son of Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus and his wife Helen. At 34 years old, his father died, leaving him to rule the land. As Emperor, Constantine was also a military ruler. During a battle in Italy in which he was severely outnumbered, he saw a cross in the sky, with the words “By this shalt thou conquer”. During his sleep, Christ appeared to him and explained the significance and power of the Cross. The next day, he inscribed the Cross into every soldier’s shield and made a banner proclaiming the name of God. He then attacked and conquered Rome and all of Italy in Christ. As a result of Saint Constantine’s effort, all persecution against Christians in the Roman Empire stopped. Saint Constantine also made Byzantium the center of the world, also changing its name to Constantinople in the process. Constantine’s mother, Saint Helen, was a big proponent for the expansion of Christianity, she and her son made a journey to Jerusalem in order to find the Holy Cross itself. They succeeded and also built churches on the Holy Sites in Jerusalem.

Their feast day is celebrated on May 21.

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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

Dimension: 9.8" x 13" (25 x 33 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
1.8" (4.5 cm)
3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
Recessed Wood

Dimension: 11.8" x 15.7" (30 x 40 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
2" (5 cm)
5.2 lb (2.3 kg)
Recessed Wood

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.

Please read our full Refund & Return Policy here.

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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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