Orthodox icon | Guardian Angel with Saints | 24303

Russian icon

35.5 x 30.5 cm | 14.0 x 12.0 in

around 1800

Antike original russische Ikone aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.


Above is the so-called New Testament Trinity (God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit), surrounded by cherubim. Below is the Holy Guardian Angel flanked by saints:

Bottom row

  1. Saint John Chrysostom, Patriarch of Constantinople, Early Church Father (January 30, November 13)
  2. Saint Gregory of Nazianzus, “the Theologian”, Bishop of Sasima, Archbishop of Constantinople (January 25, January 30)
  3. Saint Basil the Great, Metropolitan of Caesarea, Early Church Father (January 1, January 30)
  4. Saint Hieromartyr Charalambos, Bishop of Magnesia (February 10)
  5. Saint Hieromartyr Basil, Bishop in Cherson (March 7)
  6. Saint Hieromartyr Ephraim (Ephrem), Bishop in Cherson (March 7)

Middle row

  1. Saint Martyr Aetherius (Etherius), Bishop in Cherson (March 7)
  2. Saint Martyr Capiton (Capito), Bishop in Cherson (March 7)
  3. Saint Märtyr Eugene, Bishop in Cherson (March 7)
  4. Saint Monk John (Ioann) of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (December 29)
  5. Saint Ephrem of the Syrians (of Edessa), Deacon, Hymnographers (January 28)
  6. Saint Isaac (the Syrian), Monk, Bishop of Nineveh, Hermit, Ascetic (January 30)

Top row

  1. Saint Theodosius of Totma (January 28)
  2. Saint Ephraim of Novotorzhk (January 28)
  3. Saint Ephrem the Syrians (of Edessa), Deacon, Hymnographers (January 28)
  4. Saint Martyr Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, Helper in need (November 24, November 25)
  5. Saint Martyr Barbara, Helper in need (December 4)
  6. Saint Martyr Anysia of Salonika, Benefactress, Martyr (December 30)


An icon with namesakes. Perhaps this icon was donated to a monastery. The saints in the top row would then be the namesakes of the donors and the others below would be the namesakes of the monks. It was probably a Trinity Lavra.

Gilded background.

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