This exclusive icon was painted by Fr. Theodore Koufos for St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As the Apostlesthe first bishops of the Churchsat in prayer, the Holy Spirit descended and tongues of fire appeared on their heads. The old king represents the nations of the world, holding a cloth with 12 scrollsreceiving the teachings of the 12 Apostles. Near the head of the gathering are the preeminent Apostles, Saints Peter and Paul, but no physical person sits at the head, showing the conciliar nature of the Church and her bishops.
The Legacy Icon is our signature icon line. Our woodcraftsmen begin with hand-chosen poplar and cut it to the desired size. From there, they place oak slats across the back of the board to create a wood base that is second to none. We apply our museum-grade canvas reproduction using our exclusive process to adhere it permanently and archivally.
Our prime selected canvas and woods allow for expansion and contraction of the image that will prevent cracking or splitting. Our carpenters come from Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is home to the finest furniture makers and carpenters since the 19th century. Unlike other icon duplications, our prints have been environmentally-tested to resist degradation and fading for over 80 years, and in many cases well beyond 100. This is the finest reproduction in the world.