066-XC King of Glory
This icon of Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, was made in the lacquered icons workshop of St Elisabeth Convent using paper, wood, and lacquer. This lacquered icon is a copy of an ancient 14th-century Serbian icon that portrays Jesus lying in the grave. The suffering and death on the Cross are called His Glory because He undertook it voluntarily to save the entire human race. The name for this type of icons is derived from Ps. 24:9-10 "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah." St John Chrysostom points at these verses as the prediction of the future destruction of the hell by the Savior. Jesus is called the Victor of the Death; hell can neither contain God, nor stand up against him. This icon is available in several sizes.