Painted in the beautiful decorative style of ancient Byzantine manuscripts, this striking icon features the Lord Jesus standing in the center as a Teachers. His students, the Apostles, stand round about Him, receiving His words. The Prophets and Patriarchs Isaac, Isaiah, Jacob, and Abraham appear on the outer border, as they were the Lord's ancient ancestors and forerunners. Birds of Paradise, a common motif in Byzantine manuscript illuminations, decorate the top portion of the image.
The original of this icon was painted by Roman and Anna, a husband and wife iconography team in Moscow, Russia. Commissioned by Legacy Icons, we offer reproductions with the permission of the iconographers.