Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist Greek Orthodox Icon
Icons ship direct to you from Greece. Please allow 10-20 days for delivery.
High quality byzantine Orthodox handmade icons. Made in
Greece and constructed in the traditional Orthodox manner.
Iconographer: Father Michael
Commemorates on: November 16
This Apostle, who was also called Levi, was the son of Alphaeus and had Galilee
as his homeland. A publican before being called by Christ, he became one of the
Twelve Apostles, and an Evangelist. While still in Palestine, he wrote his
Gospel first in Hebrew, being also the first of all to write the Gospel. When
he is depicted in icons, there is portrayed next to him the likeness of a man,
one of the symbolic living creatures mentioned by Ezekiel, which, as Saint
Irenaeus writes, is a symbol of our Savior’s Incarnation.
The icon reproductions are
created by iconographer monks of various Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece
and all images are approved replications by the Greek Orthodox Church.
As icons are considered to be the Gospel in image, these images are accurate
and true Orthodox renderings, not second-hand interpretations. The icon
images are mounted on solid wood and protected from tarnish with a varnish
finish that seals in colors and creates a shiny luster.