An icon, or a sacred image, was created centuries ago in the circle of Byzantine culture. As the image of saints, biblical scenes and the lives of saints, it is very typical of the Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches. Already hundreds of years ago, the Greek icon was not an ordinary religious image, but the creation of icons was an activity performed by monks in monasteries. Writing the Greek Icons was an expression of God's guiding the hand of the creator. Greek and other icons were created in prayer.
Greek and Italian icons
In the devotional shop, Religious Gifts, we offer original religious icons and religious paintings from Italy and Greece. These are imported devotional items that are distinguished by rich decorations made of high-quality materials - including gilded and silver plated. Religious icons on boards of various dimensions, ready to be hung on the walls, are perfect as a gift for various types of religious celebrations or as a gift.
Greek icon themes
We recommend religious icons and sacred images depicting the images of the Holy Family, the Apostles and scenes from their lives. They are characterized by careful workmanship and refinement in every detail, as evidenced, among others, by rich embossed ornamentation in the background. Among the Italian icons you will find original patterns - paintings in the shape of an oval, cross or classic forms - square and rectangular. The most popular motifs placed on the icons are the Mother of God with Child, the image of Jesus Christ and the four Evangelists.
The meaning of Greek icons
Greek icons are to assist the faithful in deepening their spiritual life, lead them to prayer, and encourage reflection. Praying in front of the icon can also be associated with lighting candles, kissing them is also a tradition. In the cult of Eastern churches, icons play an important role in representing the saint, they ensure the connection between the person praying and the saint from the image, and mediate in prayer. Greek icons can become an element of home furnishings at an altar or a place for prayer. The customers of the Religious Gifts shop also buy Greek icons with a view to furnishing a church, chapel or presbytery rooms.