This wooden icon comes from the monastery icon shop dedicated to the Protection Veil of the Mother of God in a small city, Yakovlevo in Russia. The icon is called “Axion Estin” which means “Praiseworthy” or “It is Truly Meet.” It corresponds to the begging of the liturgical hymn dedicated to the Most Holy Theotokos: It is truly meet to bless you, O Theotokos, ever-blessed and most pure, and the Mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim, without defilement you gave birth to God the Word.
The monastery craftsmen use modern technologies in creating beautiful and colorful designs of Orthodox icons, following the canonical order of icon production.
After all, an Orthodox icon, unlike secular painting, is not a way of self-expression of the artist, but an act of glorification of God who created man in His image and likeness. The work of the monastery workshop is not imitation or copying, but the multiplication in the world of holy images dating back to ancient times. All icons of the Lord Jesus Christ, Mother of God, and saints reproduced in this workshop, correspond to the canons of Russian and Greek isographic schools.
Most of the proceeds from the sale of icons, the workshop directs to the needs of the Orthodox children's rehabilitation center and orphanage called "Veil" at the Church of the Protection of the Mother of God in Yakovlevo.
Icons are printed on high-quality card stock paper and then mounted on the woodblock using a special mounting technique and sprayed with a tiny coat of gloss finish.
These small icons are a great gift option for baptisms, birthdays, graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, Easter, or any other special occasion and celebration.