If you’ve ever been to an Orthodox church, one of the things you’d notice is that people are kissing all sorts of things all over the church. Its an expression of how important things are to us. And so we kiss the cross, we kiss the priest’s hand, and we kiss the icons of the saints as if that person was standing right there in front of us (because we kiss each other too).
My priest had requisitioned a hand-painted icon of the Resurrection for Pascha (Easter) this year. He’s kind of a purist and ultimately wants to replace all of the printed icons in our church with hand-painted ones. The only problem with this is that a computer printed icon can be wiped down with a wet cloth. A hand-painted icon is a bit more valuable-and fragile. And so, the Icon Box.
Its just a display case. Kind of a shadow box. But when little old ladies with bright red lipstick bend down to kiss the feet of their resurrected Lord, there will be a bit of glass keeping those feet nice and clean.
Built from Mahogany and stained English Chesnut, my favorite color.
If you are interested in purchasing an icon box for yourself or your church, please contact me!