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Holy Trinity (Rublev) Icon - F144


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The Holy Trinity is our fount and source of being, life, and salvation. In the Orthodox Church, worship begins and ends with the words, "Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." From Holy Scripture’s account of the creation in Genesis 1, It is the Holy Trinity who said, “Let us make man in our image.”

One of the foremost and most famous of Orthodox iconographic imagery of the Holy Trinity is that of the 15th century Russian painter Andrei Rublev, called Troitsa. The icon is based on the story from the Book of Genesis, chapter 18 called Abraham and Sarah’s Hospitality, or just the Hospitality of Abraham. The story tells us that Patriarch Abraham 'was sitting at the door of his tent in the heat of the day' by the Oak of Mamre and saw three men standing in front of him, who in the next chapter were revealed as angels. 'When he saw them, Abraham ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth.' Abraham ordered a servant-boy to prepare a choice calf, and set curds, milk and the calf before them, waiting on them, under a tree, as they ate (Genesis 18:1–8). One of the angels told Abraham that Sarah would soon give birth to a son.

This icon was commissioned to honor the 15th century Russian saint Sergius of Radonezh of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius near Moscow. Little is known about the Icon’s history. Art historians can only make suggestions based on few known facts. Official versions place Rublev’s writing of this icon at either 1411, or 1425-27. It is his most famous work and the most famous of all Russian icons.

The Icon is currently held in the Tretvakov Gallery in Moscow. In 2008 Levon Nersesyan, one of the Gallery staff members, revealed that Patriarch Alexy had requested the icon to be brought to the Lavra of St. Sergius for the religious holiday in the summer of 2009. Most scholars agreed that the climate inside the Cathedral is completely unsuitable for the icon keeping, that candles, frankincense and the transportation could destroy it. Valentin Yanin said: "The Trinity is an outstanding work of art, a national patrimony, which should be available to people of all beliefs regardless of their religion. Outstanding works of art are supposed to be kept not inside churches for a narrow circle of parishioners to see, but in public museums." The icon eventually stayed in the museum.

This icon is used in the Russian tradition for the feast of Pentecost, and in many churches it appears above the Holy Doors.

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  1. Beautiful -- just what we wanted! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 11th 2019

    A great rendering of this historic icon by Rublev. We love our icon and have it mounted on a wall under which we pass often. We are a traditional Anglican family with great respect and love for our Orthodox friends.

  2. Simply beautiful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 19th 2018

    Legacy Icons is my go-to source for icons. They are beautiful reproductions of historical work. This copy of the Rublev Hospitality of Abraham is no exception. It will be a treasured gift in the hands of the recipient. Thank you Legacy!

  3. Love the Icon!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 15th 2017

    Love the this icon, and others I have ordered from Legacy Icons. Well made. Beautiful. Draw me to worship and pray.

  4. Masterpiece Rublev Icon 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 21st 2017

    This was my first icon that I bought from Legacy Icons, and it set a precedent for high quality, beauty and reliability. I bought the Masterpiece style of the icon, and was stunned at the depth of the colour and texture of the icon on the canvas. This icon remains one of my most cherished possessions.

  5. Beautiful & Wonderful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 16th 2017

    Great depth of color and detail. It comes alive when you look at it.


  6. Do not leave without it 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 3rd 2017

    Dear friends,

    This icon is a stunning masterpiece of magical quality and immense beauty.
    Legacy Icons has unmistakably craft this classical icon with lov and joy and shares it with us.

    I ordered the XXL Masterpiece Icon with protective wax and dark brown paint on the board.
    It took me few days until the quality of this icon opened my eyes (the icon was already in my heart for many years), and when it did, it brought forth deep peace and thankfulness mingled with sweet joy.

    The Holy Trinity (Rublev) Icon is a must have, do not leave without it.

  7. Finally icons that exceed all expectations is here! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Dec 16th 2016

    I am an iconologist and am an Orthodox Christian. Your Legacy icon far exceeded my expectations in quality, craftmanship - and is very reasonably priced!

  8. Perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 26th 2016

    This is exactly as I hoped it would be. Colors are beautiful and it was wrapped with care.

  9. Delighted with Icon 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 17th 2016

    Delighted with the icon, it is just beautiful.

  10. Beautiful Icon 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 17th 2016

    Delighted with the icon, it is just beautiful.

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