This stunning Holy Trinity Icon, by Rublev depicts the Holy Trinity. Andrei Rublev is considered by many to be the best iconographer in the medieval Orthodox tradition. With its brilliant colors and numinous depiction of the interaction of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, this icon is a perfect Christian gift for home chapels or devotional areas, and is a widely-gifted item from our collection.
An Icon Rich in Symbolism of the Trinity
This is a premium-quality color print of Rublev’s Trinity Icon on thick, sturdy wood. At 5.75 x 4 inches, it is still suitable for contemplative viewing. Looking at this icon in your home chapel or devotional area, you’ll be drawn in by the striking image. The mysterious scene depicted in the icon is suffused with the sacred. The vivid blues and radiant dance of the reds and orange on the figures seem to jump off of the wooden print. The background, however, is a placid, nebulous taupe, evoking a timeless peace punctuated by the shimmering leaves of an oak tree in the distance.
A fascinating double layer of meaning resides in this piece – the figures are actually the three angels who visited Abraham on the road to Mamre (Genesis 18:1-5). In Abraham’s encounter, there is a numinous exchange between the angels and Jehovah: initially, “Yahweh appeared to him in the oaks,” but quickly he sees three men. Abraham acknowledges their holiness and treats them with hospitality. Later, though, Abraham and Sarah interact again with Yahweh. This multivalence in the account of Genesis, in which the three become One, has echoes in the nature of the Trinity itself.
Icons are traditionally seen as windows or conduits onto the divine; that is, they are beyond mere representation. Through the holiness of the iconographer and the power of the sacred within the pieces themselves, the soul that contemplates an icon is uplifted. This beautiful color icon print on solid wood makes a great centerpiece to any home or chapel, through its depiction of the mystery of the Trinity. See the illuminating beauty yourself by bringing this affordable Orthodox icon print into your home or chapel.