This 18th century icon depicts the Guardian Angel, the faithful companion and ever-present protector of every baptized Christian. The icon of the Guardian Angel is a perfect baptism gift.
Surrounding the Angel are many scenes, typical of the life of a Christian. At the top, Christ is seen sending His Angels as ministering spirits. The Angel defends against the demons while we are asleep and reading the scriptures. He teaches us to worship Christ and to repent of our sins. According to tradition, the Guardian Angel will comfort the soul after death and will stand beside it at the judgment.
The Guardian Angel is commemorated on November 8, together with all the Angels.
Guardian Angel Icon
Posted by Judy Roush on Aug 5th 2016
I purchased this icon as a gift for a non-Orthodox baby prior to his birth. Actually, I purchased two identical icons - one for the baby and one for his non-Orthodox grandmother. I created a gift card with an explanation of guardian angels and told the baby-to-be that he should keep this icon always and in times of trouble the icon should remind him that he is not alone - that those visible and invisible are praying constantly for his well-being. The icons from Legacy Icons are of the utmost best quality and their service is impeccable. May God bless them in their work!