Icons of Christ Not-Made-By-Hands

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Not made by human hands

According to tradition, the image of our Lord and Saviour “Not Made by Hands” was His first authentic depiction. Its finding was a miracle of God: when Jesus wiped His face with a cloth, he left an imprint that became visible later on. This original image of Christ was not made by human hands. Over centuries, Orthodox iconographers have made multiple copies of this image in icons.

The icon “Not made by hand” tells us that Christ is ever-present in our lives. As we stand before it in prayer, we ask Him with humility to grant us the strength and wisdom in making important decisions and accomplishing the daily errands of our lives.

The icon of Jesus Christ “Not Made by Hands”: process and delivery

Since 1988, the icon-painting studio of Saint Elisabeth Convent has inspired individuals and families with its images of Christ, saints and biblical events. Every iconographer strives to make their icons visually attractive and convey their spiritual aspect. Each item is made with love and prayer, to last and be treasured.

Our icon painters follow the Russian and Byzantine traditions from the 12th and 13th centuries and practise time-tested iconographic techniques. In the technique of egg yolk tempera, icons are painted on a wooden board over a gesso coating. The paints are made from ground minerals using egg yolk as an adhesive.

Browse our catalogue to select your icon of Christ “Not made by hands.” Multiple icon formats are available - plaques from 4 to 24 inches tall, cathedral sizes, unmounted prints, banners or magnets. We offer a variety of icon types - family, marriage, name and church icons, and duplicates, among others. Alternatively, you can order a custom-painted icon.

The prices include delivery and may vary depending on the size, materials, location and shipping preferences. We will come in contact with you as soon as we receive your order to confirm its details.

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