‘Guardian Angel’ Icon


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The belief that an angel is assigned by God to protect each person was not clearly defined in the Old Testament. In the New Testament church, the concept is supported by passages found in Acts 12:15 (They said, [in reference to Peter] “It is his angel.”) and Mt. 18:10 (“Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven”). The idea was further fostered by Honorius of Autun in the 12th century. He maintained that every soul was assigned a guardian angel at the moment the soul entered into a body. Guardian angels also are attributed with the task of the presentation of prayers to God as indicated in the Book of Revelation (8:3): And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. The Church celebrates the feast of the Guardian Angels every Oct. 2.

Wood-mounted icons are on 5/8″ ProWood® Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) with a wood-look foil finish, with tee-slots milled in the back for easy hanging. Icons are finished in classic cherry to replicate the traditional icon red, in keeping with Byzantine tradition. (Ancient icon board edges were frequently coated with red bole, a form of clay). Each mounted icon comes with a descriptive pamphlet explaining the symbolism and history of the image.

Dimension: 6″ x 8″

Additional information

Weight 13.4 oz
Dimensions 6.25 × 0.5 × 8 in