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Christ the High Priest and King "Supplication" (Deësis) Set - Y007

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With this set, you will receive three matching icons of Christ, the Theotokos, and Saint John the Baptist. These icons are the centerpiece of any icon corner, and this set is a spectacular option.

The Lord Jesus Christ is depicted in his dual role as High Priest and King, wearing both the vestments of a bishop and the crown of a sovereign monarch. He carries the Gospel in one hand, and gives the priestly gesture of blessing with his right hand. He is flanked by two angelic Cherubim.

The Theotokos is depicted wearing the royal robes and crown of the Queen Mother. This points to her unique role as the Mother of the King, Jesus Christ our God.

The Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John was the older cousin of our Lord. He was born miraculously of his aged parents, specially chosen by God to prepare the way for Christ, the Messiah. It was John who identified Jesus as "the Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world." After he baptized Christ in the Jordan River, John was arrested by Herod and beheaded at the request of his wicked wife and daughter. Christ called John "the greatest man ever born," and so his image is very prominent in Orthodox churches. He usually appears beside Christ on the iconostasis, or standing in prayer near Him, opposite the Theotokos. There are several feast days dedicated to Saint John throughout the year.

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