Christ "the Good Shepherd" (Davidovskiy) Icon - X155

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One of the most popular and beloved Christian Orthodox Icons from the most ancient times is the Orthodox icon of the Good Shepherd. As you look at Christ beautifully holding a sheep on his shoulder you are instantly taken to the Gospel of St. John, chapter 10, “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep..I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.”

This Orthodox icon is one of the most ancient as it adorned the catacombs of ancient Rome where the persecuted Christians celebrated their Liturgy. The image of the Good Shepherd is the most common of the symbolic representations of Christ found in Early Christian art in the Catacombs of Rome, before Christian imagery could be made explicit. The image continued to be used in the centuries after Christianity was legalized in 313. Initially it was probably not understood as a portrait of Jesus, but a symbol like others used in Early Christian art, and in some cases may also have represented the Shepherd of Hermas, a popular Christian literary work of the 2nd century. However, by about the 5th century, the figure more often took on the appearance of the conventional depiction of Christ, as it had developed by this time, and was given a halo and rich robes, as on the apse mosaic in the church of Santi Cosma e Damiano in Rome, or at Ravenna (right). Orthodox Christian icons of the Good Shepherd often include a sheep on his shoulders, as in the Lukan version of the Parable of the Lost Sheep.

Through Legacy Icons you can order your own professionally replicated image of this most beloved and ancient representations of our Lord Jesus Christ today.


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Customer Reviews

6 reviews

  • 5


    Posted by Fr. Dan on Feb 2nd 2024

    The colors and detail are incredible. I purchased the 10"x10" size and it is absolutely gorgeous.

  • 5


    Posted by Matthew Jackson on Nov 24th 2023

    Absolutely beautiful! This was the first icon I ever obtained and it has been a miracle in my prayer life. I love this icon and I recommend it to anyone and everyone! I got the medium size and I would not personally go any larger than that for a home icon. I believe everyone should have one of these, because (at least for me) it gives a good reminder, that we are The Lord’s sheep, and he lifts us up and carries us, every moment of our lives. He is The way, The Truth, and The Light.

  • 5


    Posted by Christopher Pavesi on Apr 29th 2023

    Excellent icon. I have the medium in my house and an XL in my church. Both look wonderful.

  • 5


    Posted by Mark Worthley on Feb 24th 2023

    I needed a replacement for another Good Shepherd Icon, and decided on this one. Absolutely wonderful work and fast shipping. I purchased the small, and love it.

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    Christ "The Good Shepherd" - An Icon to Comfort

    Posted by Judith Roush on Aug 29th 2020

    I have four Christ the Good Shepherd icons from Legacy Icons including my recent acquisition of the beautiful icon written by Davidovskiy. There are subtle differences among each of the icons and each, depending upon the setting, the facial expression or posture of the lamb, and the gaze and posture of Christ, addresses various spiritual moods and conditions. Meditation on each icon will suggest something different to each person and each allows the Holy Spirit to speak to the unique needs of each person during his/her meditation. The icons of the Good Shepherd also direct us to the Psalter where we can join in prayer with the universal Church as we focus on the 22nd/23rd Psalm. I am grateful to have these icons as an addition to my meditation and spiritual life.

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    Posted by BARRY BALLARD on Aug 4th 2020

    I GOT THIS in the large 10 x 10 size; then put it on a 10 inch wire stand ; then illuminated it with a mini led photo-flood; it is magnificent; by far my favorite icon; just the right contrast to the image; you will be very impressed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!