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Welcome to the new Legacy Icons

In browsing our new site, we hope that you will find it better organized, better designed, with improved features.New & Updated FeaturesVisual Improvements The site will be reorganized, with updated images and graphics throughout the site. It will be easier to navigate and find the products you are looking for. And with over half our customers using mobile devices, we have worked to significantly improve the mobile user experience.Filter and Search A prominent search bar will be on …
Feb 12th 2024

Seven Functions of Icons: Number Three

Introduction: Sunday, October 15 commemorated the Seventh Ecumenical Council at which icons were restored to the Church as a confirmation of the centrality of Christ's Incarnation in Orthodox theology and a necessary aspect of worship. St John of Damascus was a key figure in this restoration and in his Defense of Icons, he lists 7 functions of Iconography. This post is part of a series on these functions we hope will be educational and inspirational, and lead you further towards our Lord and …
Feb 12th 2024

Seven Functions of Holy Icons: Number One

Sunday, October 15 Commemorates the Seventh Ecumenical Council at which icons were restored to the Church as a confirmation of the centrality of Christ's Incarnation in Orthodox theology and a necessary aspect of worship. Saint John of Damascus was a key figure in this restoration and in his defense of icons, Apologetic Treatises against those Decrying the Holy Images, he lists seven functions of iconography. Saint John is commemorated On December 4, and so over the next couple months we will …
Feb 12th 2024

Seven Functions of Icons: Number Six

Introduction: Sunday, October 15 commemorated the Seventh Ecumenical Council at which icons were restored to the Church as a confirmation of the centrality of Christ's Incarnation in Orthodox theology and a necessary aspect of worship. St John of Damascus was a key figure in this restoration and in his Defense of Icons, he lists 7 functions of Iconography. This post is part of a series on these functions we hope will be educational and inspirational, and lead you further towards our Lord and S …
Feb 12th 2024

Seven Functions of Icons: Number Four

Introduction: Sunday, October 15 commemorated the Seventh Ecumenical Council at which icons were restored to the Church as a confirmation of the centrality of Christ's Incarnation in Orthodox theology and a necessary aspect of worship. St John of Damascus was a key figure in this restoration and in his Defense of Icons, he lists 7 functions of Iconography. This post is part of a series on these functions we hope will be educational and inspirational, and lead you further towards our Lord and S …
Feb 12th 2024

2023 Christmas Shipping Guide

Update 12/20: At this point in the season, we can no longer guarantee Christmas delivery of orders placed after 12/19. Ready-to-ship items† may still be deliverable by Christmas to locations in the U.S. Midwest/Great Lakes, but it is not guaranteed. Gift Certificates are available for Email delivery right up until Christmas Day! Each of our icons is hand-crafted just for you, and we are busy during the Christmas season. If you have an important deadline, consider ordering earlier rat …
Feb 12th 2024

Seven Functions of Icons: Number Seven

Introduction: Today, December 5, we celebrate St. John of Damascus, who was a key figure in the restoration of Holy Icons as a confirmation of the centrality of Christ's Incarnation in Orthodox theology and a necessary aspect of worship. St. John lists 7 Functions of Iconography as useful to our worship. This post is the last in a series on these functions we hope will be educational and inspirational, and lead you further towards our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.Function 7 according to St Jo …
Feb 12th 2024

Seven Functions of Icons: Number Five

The Theotokos, the pattern of every virtue. Icon from St Paul's Cathedral, London.Introduction: Sunday, October 15 commemorated the Seventh Ecumenical Council at which icons were restored to the Church as a confirmation of the centrality of Christ's Incarnation in Orthodox theology and a necessary aspect of worship. St John of Damascus was a key figure in this restoration and in his Defense of Icons, he lists 7 functions of Iconography. This post is part of a series on these functions we hope …
Feb 12th 2024