St John the Evangelist (the Theologian)

Hand painted icon of Saint John the Evangelist - egg tempera on wood - egg tempura on wood

One of the twelve apostles “the disciple that Jesus loved”, writer of the fourth Gospel, two Epistles and the book of Revelation is seen here with an open book showing the words of 1 John 4;7. Behind his left shoulder is an angel whispering in his ear. In architectural iconography the four evangelists are depicted in the four pendentives supporting the dome and/or in the iconostasis they are seen on the Royal Doors. In this icon, in the title there is also a small image of an eagle, one of the four symbols of the evangelists.