Matched icons of Jesus Christ “Pantocrator” and Our Lady of Korsun give an excellent start to those beginning to build a collection of hand-painted icons. Upon request, I’ll send suggestions on how to set up an icon corner to display them properly — as aids to spiritual life, not objects d’art. Each is 8″ x 10″.
For those looking for more unusual subjects, this enthroned pair would make a perfect set. Or if you prefer, I can take any two prototypes and make them a matching pair. Each is 9″ x 12″.
This triptych depict Jesus on the center panel, flanked by the Theotokos on the left and St. John the Forerunner on the right. Both are shown in prayerful supplication to Christ. Any saints could be put on the door, including one’s patron saints.
Christ, wearing the vestments of a Byzantine hierarch, presides at the celebration of the Eucharist between two saints of particular devotion for the priest, St. Herman of Alaska (left), and St. Alexis of Wilkesbarre (right). For those who have been assigned to a parish, one might choose to have the patron saint of the priest and the patron saint of the Parish on either side of Christ.
An excellent way to help the newlyweds to start their home properly is to give them an icon of the incident from the Gospel selection read during the service. Given before the ceremony, it can be blessed and placed on the analogion for veneration by the couple and their guests.
This icon is perfect for a new addition to the family. The patron saints of both parents and the child are depicted. For larger families, more medallions can be added for other children, and a multi-tiered icon can be made for families wanting to include grandchildren.