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St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set: Silver Plated

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St. Spyridon Icon Gift Set – Silver Plated & Coloured
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The Icon Of Saint Spyridon Bishop of Trimythous, Orthodox Gift Set With Silver Plated 999 icon, Version coloured, handmade, Saint Spyridon. B457
St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon & Candle Set – Silver Plated
72.00 64.08 (11%)
The Icon Of St Nicholas Wonderworker, Orthodox Gift Set, Silver Plated .999 Version, handmade, gift box, christian icon, St Nicholas. B455
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Product code: B456.
Icon, size 180×130.
1 box with the 12 wax candles for home praying , with the image of the Orthodox icon of St. Nicholas. On each candle is the prayer – Save and Protect.
The size is 195mm x 8mm.

EAN: 1390000308268
SKU: B456
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DESCRIPTION REVIEWS (3) WARRANTY AND DELIVERY
In the heart of Orthodox Christian tradition, icons are not mere religious artifacts; they are windows to the divine, conduits for grace, and mediums through which the faithful can venerate and commune with the saints and the Holy. The St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set, silver-plated to .999 purity, stands as a testament to this profound spiritual and artistic tradition. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and deep reverence for the sacred, this set embodies the essence of Orthodox spirituality, inviting believers into a deeper relationship with St. Nicholas, the Wonderworker, and through him, with the divine. Historical Context and Devotional Significance St. Nicholas of Myra, also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker due to the myriad miracles attributed to his intercession, holds a special place in the hearts of the Orthodox faithful. Living during the 4th century in what is now Turkey, his life was marked by acts of generous charity, fervent prayer, and staunch defense of the faith. Over the centuries, St. Nicholas's legacy has grown, becoming integral to the Christian tradition across various denominations, yet it is within the Orthodox Church that his veneration is most deeply rooted. The icon of St. Nicholas in this set is not merely an image; it is an invocation of his presence, a reminder of his virtues, and a testament to the enduring power of faith. Silver-plated using advanced PVD technology, the icon reflects a commitment to preserving this sacred image's beauty and spiritual potency. This technology, coupled with traditional iconographic techniques, bridges the ancient and the modern, ensuring that the icon remains a vibrant focal point of prayer and veneration. Craftsmanship and Materiality The icon, sized at 180x130mm and mounted on MDF, is a product of skilled craftsmanship. The use of tempera, varnish, and drying oil in its creation harks back to centuries-old methods of iconography, imbuing the image with a timeless quality. The silver plating, achieved through PVD technology, not only enhances the icon's aesthetic appeal but also ensures its durability, allowing it to inspire devotion for generations to come. Accompanying the icon are twelve wax candles, each emblazoned with the image of St. Nicholas and carrying the prayer Save and Protect. These candles, measuring 195mm x 8mm, are designed for use in personal and family prayer, extending the act of veneration beyond the visual to the ceremonial. The inclusion of a ceramic candlestick, 70mm x 45mm, completes the set, offering a dedicated space for the candles that illuminate the icon during prayer. The Akathist to St. Nicholas Integral to the set is an Orthodox Akathist prayer book dedicated to St. Nicholas. The Akathist hymn, a unique form of devotional poetry, recounts the life, virtues, and miracles of St. Nicholas, guiding the faithful in prayer and meditation. This prayer book serves as a spiritual tool, enabling believers to engage more deeply with the saint's story and seek his intercession in their lives. The Set as a Conduit for Grace Each component of the St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set has been blessed, infusing it with spiritual significance. This blessing, bestowed within the sacred confines of a monastery, transforms the set from a collection of objects into a vessel of grace. For the faithful, it becomes a source of comfort, protection, and inspiration, drawing them closer to the divine through the venerable figure of St. Nicholas. The St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set is more than an object of devotion; it is a testament to the beauty, depth, and vitality of Orthodox Christian spirituality. Through its historical resonance, artistic merit, and spiritual potency, the set invites believers into a living tradition of faith, offering a means to honor one of Christianity's most beloved saints while deepening their own spiritual journey. The Role of the St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set in Personal and Communal Devotion The St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set serves as a bridge between the individual believer and the broader Orthodox community, encapsulating the essence of personal devotion and communal faith. This part explores the application of the set in personal devotion and its significance within the Orthodox Christian tradition. Enhancing Personal Devotion In the solitude of personal prayer, the St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set becomes a focal point of spiritual life. The act of lighting a candle before the icon of St. Nicholas, reciting prayers from the Akathist, and meditating on the life and miracles of the saint, transforms an ordinary moment into an encounter with the divine. This daily ritual strengthens the believer's faith, providing comfort in times of struggle, guidance in moments of uncertainty, and gratitude in instances of joy. The Save and Protect inscribed candles serve not merely as physical light but as symbols of Christ's illuminating presence in the believer's life, guided by the intercessions of St. Nicholas. This ritualistic use of candles connects the individual's prayers to the continuous prayer life of the Orthodox Church, embodying the Scripture that declares, Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16). Fostering Spiritual Growth and Reflection The inclusion of the Akathist prayer book in the set provides a structured approach to prayer, inviting believers to engage deeply with the theological virtues exemplified by St. Nicholas. The hymns and prayers within this book offer a narrative of faith, charity, and wonderworking that inspires believers to emulate St. Nicholas in their lives. This engagement with the Akathist not only enriches the individual's understanding of the saint's significance but also fosters a reflective practice where one can contemplate the application of these virtues in contemporary life. Communal Veneration and the Communion of Saints While the St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set is a tool for personal devotion, it also serves as a testament to the communal aspect of Orthodox worship. Icons are revered not only for their aesthetic or historical value but for their role in the veneration of saints—connecting the faithful across time and space to the 'cloud of witnesses' that surrounds them. In venerating the icon of St. Nicholas, the believer participates in the universal praise and petition of the Orthodox Church, joining a chorus of prayers that transcends geographical and temporal boundaries. The set, therefore, becomes a symbol of unity, linking individual devotion with the collective memory and ongoing spiritual journey of the Church. It reinforces the Orthodox understanding of salvation as a communal experience, rooted in the shared life of Christ's body, the Church, where saints like Nicholas serve as guides and intercessors on the path to theosis—union with God. The St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set is more than an assortment of religious items; it is a spiritual companion for the journey of faith. In personal devotion, it serves as a gateway to deeper spiritual understanding and communion with the divine. Within the communal life of the Church, it acts as a bond, uniting the believer with the timeless tradition of Orthodox Christian veneration. Through this set, the legacy of St. Nicholas Wonderworker continues to inspire, guide, and protect the faithful, embodying the enduring presence and power of sanctity in the Christian life. The Broader Implications of Devotional Practices and the St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set The St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set is not merely a collection of devotional tools but a gateway to the broader implications of faith, tradition, and the individual’s spiritual journey within the Orthodox Christian life. This section delves into how the set enriches the spiritual practice of individuals and impacts the Orthodox community at large. Integrating Tradition with Contemporary Faith The St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set stands at the crossroads of tradition and contemporary faith, offering a tangible link to the ancient practices of the Orthodox Church while addressing the spiritual needs of today's believers. In an era where modernity often challenges traditional values, the set serves as a reminder of the timeless nature of faith and the enduring relevance of the saints. Through St. Nicholas's example, believers are inspired to live out their faith with generosity, humility, and a deep trust in God’s providence, integrating these virtues into the complexities of modern life. The Icon Set as a Medium for Theological Education Beyond its use in personal and communal devotion, the set functions as a medium for theological education. The icon of St. Nicholas, adorned in bishop's vestments and bearing the Gospel, serves as a visual catechism, teaching about the role of bishops within the Church, the importance of the Gospel in Christian life, and the power of intercessory prayer. The Akathist hymns and prayers deepen this educational journey, offering insights into the life of St. Nicholas and the theological virtues he exemplified. For families, the set becomes a tool for passing on the faith, allowing parents to teach their children about the saints, the significance of prayer, and the beauty of Orthodox worship. This educational aspect ensures that the set is not only a personal devotional aid but also a catalyst for generational faith transmission. Promoting Ecumenical Awareness and Christian Unity The veneration of St. Nicholas transcends Orthodox Christianity, touching the lives of Christians in various traditions. The universal appeal of St. Nicholas’s virtues—his unwavering faith, boundless generosity, and miraculous intercessions—makes the icon set a point of convergence for ecumenical dialogue and mutual understanding. Through the figure of St. Nicholas, believers across Christian traditions can find common ground, fostering a sense of unity and shared devotion that transcends denominational boundaries. Enhancing the Aesthetic and Spiritual Atmosphere of the Home The St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set also enhances the aesthetic and spiritual atmosphere of the home. Placing the icon in a prominent place, surrounded by the light of the Save and Protect prayer candles, creates a sanctified space where family members can gather for prayer, reflection, and togetherness. This sacred space becomes a center of spiritual life, where daily concerns are transcended by moments of grace and communion with the divine. The St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set is more than a spiritual accessory; it is an integral part of the Orthodox Christian journey, weaving together the threads of personal devotion, theological education, communal identity, and ecumenical dialogue. Through this set, the faithful are invited to explore the depths of their faith, inspired by the legacy of St. Nicholas, and to participate in the ongoing story of Christianity—a story marked by wonder, grace, and the transformative power of God’s love.
3 reviews for St. Nicholas Wonderworker Icon Set: Silver Plated
Mark S
2023-05-03 16:27:12
This is absolutely beautiful. I wanted a quality icon of this saint to teach my grandson how to pray and I can’t believe I found exactly what I wanted. Truly amazing quality products that arrived quickly, I highly recommend Andcross for everyone looking for quality Orthodox goods
5 out of 5
Maria Minnikhanova
2022-05-07 13:11:07
A very helpful person working there answered all my questions and helped me make the right choice. I was planning to buy the icon only but decided to order this set with candles and a small book of prayers. You can tell that everything is made with great love & quality
5 out of 5
Jana
2021-12-14 21:37:47
Saint Nicholas is my favorite saint since childhood! And this is my favourite icon! I can look at it for hours, absorbing the wisdom and inner peace of this wonder worker. So happy to find this icon in such an amazing quality and craftsmanship! Thank you very much for the fast and careful delivery. This piece of religious art has already found a place in my home. I’m happy!
5 out of 5

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