Blessed Saint Xenia of St. Petersburg, russian saint, Fool for Christ- eastern orthodox iconography, holy icon


The blessed St. Xenia, or the venerated figure of a beloved russian Saint that wished to be known to the world as a  Andrey Fyodorovich Petrov.

St Xenia choose a very difficult path in order to glorify the lord and became a "Fool for Christ'- The image of the Holy fool is found in the core of eastern orthodox mysticism and very very close to the Russian heart.- I was very moved by Her image and I did my best in representing her in this light wooden panel

The icon measures 8.11" (20.6 cm) in height and 3.77" (9.6 cm) in width. It is painted with dark blue in the back and stamped with our Eka/Eri stamp

Our icons are hand painted according to the ancient egg tempera technique. We produce the paint from a mixture of mineral powders, egg yolk and vinegar and then we apply it layer upon layer in a plastered a wooden panel . After painting, the icon is varnished (with a natural resin varnish) and then left to dry for several days to produce an artifact that will last.

The icon is an original and in the final picture you may see its initial drawing