The wonderful thing about icons of the Eastern Orthodox tradition are the depictions of how our Lord Jesus Christ comes and lives among us in everyday real life events. This beautiful icon depicting the story of Jesus at the Wedding of Cana performing his first public miracle, the changing of water into from John chapter 2, hails from the Stavronikita Monastery at Mt. Athos and is one of three Orthodox Christian icons that are traditionally held to speak of the dimensions of the Sacrament of Matrimony: Christ the Bridegroom Icon, the intimacy of wedded life in the icon of Sts. Joachim and Anna, and this beautiful image of Christ at the Cana Wedding.
This icon is a perfect gift for a wedding, anniversary or for any couple that shares their life with the Lord. Finally, each couple lives in relationship to “community,” pictured in the icon of the Wedding at Cana, with Christ and the Theotokos as the honored guests. The sacrament of marriage and the celebration that follows are always in the context of a community, showing that we do not live our married lives in isolation but as part of a larger body, which includes extended family, fellow parishioners, neighbors, colleagues and friends. If and when we are blessed with children, they become part of the community of the home, the fruit of the love of the husband and wife in Christ. All of this is shown so beautifully in this well loved Christian Orthodox icon.
When you are next invited to the Wedding of your family or friend, bless them with this deeply rich icon of Christ at Cana.