Blessed Saint Xenia of St. Petersburg, Russian saint icon , Fool for Christ-holy iconography and religious art


The blessed St. Xenia, or the venerated figure of a beloved russian Saint that wished to be known to the world as  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 with a carved border around that measures

The icon measures 30x12 cm in height approx and has copper gold for the halo and the border, creating a natural frame

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.

Finally the icon will be prepared as a gift wih some mini extras from our shop