Christ "the Good Shepherd" Icon - X120

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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

10 reviews

  • 5

    Thank You Good Shepherd

    Posted by Travis on Jul 30th 2022

    I am a goat that gets himself into all kinds of trouble. A wandering lost creature that gets in the mud and mire and then starts bleating for his shepherd to save him. In His mercy the Lord has saved me countless times. This icon is an excellent reminder for prodigals like me of all the Lord has done for us and how important it is to stay by the hem of the Good Shepherd's cloak.

  • 5

    Christ the Good Shepherd icon

    Posted by Sarah Karns on Dec 24th 2020

    Love the icon. Great color & quality.

  • 1

    Christ "the Good Shepherd" Icon - X120

    Posted by Julio on Jul 9th 2020

    Too expensive for a too small piece. Also, the icon is a sticker put on a piece of wood. I thought it would be a hancrafted work.

  • 5

    Icon X120 Good Shepherd

    Posted by Patrick O'Connell on Apr 29th 2020

    Beautiful icon. I'm Roman Catholic but I love the eastern churches, their liturgy, and their iconography. I hung this in my living room for all to see. I've purchased four or five icons from Legacy, and I plan to get more.

  • 5

    Great quality

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 4th 2019

    The quality of the image is excellent: very crisp and vibrant in color. We loved it!

  • 5

    Beautifully Done

    Posted by Travis on May 23rd 2018

    The icons are beautifully done, and they arrived in good time and in good condition.

  • 3

    Not what expected

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 1st 2018

    The quality seems okay, but I didn't realize it would be a sticker.

  • 5

    Praise to Jesus Christ

    Posted by Jeffery Johnson on Jan 27th 2018

    What a fantastic icon! Just to think that countless souls prayed before this same image in the catacombs in the early days of the Church fills me with awe. Beautiful job, Legacy!

  • 4

    Very Very well done

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 28th 2016

    Wonderfully wrapped and sent most expeditiously and with great care. Bravisimo.

  • 5

    Beautiful Quality

    Posted by Rachel on Sep 2nd 2016

    This item shipped fast once it was hand made and looks beautiful in our prayer space. I've gotten many compliments on it already and can't wait to have it for years to come!