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Marissa Parsons Studio

St. Raphael the Archangel Custom Icon

St. Raphael the Archangel Custom Icon

Regular price $1,102.00 USD
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Healing, Friendship, Travel

When you feel alone in your daily struggles or without a friend in the world, St. Raphael is here to guide you to where you need to be.

If health concerns of body or soul arise, ask St. Raphael, the "Medicine of God," to intercede for you and your loved ones. 

Whether it's heartache or body aches, St. Raphael's the saint for what ails you.

St. Raphael is the patron saint of travelers, happy meetings, the blind, body ills, nurses, physicians and medical workers.

Invite St. Raphael into your home for happy meetings and healing intercessions.

Custom Icon Details:

Choose a Board:

Choose one of 3 traditional icon boards (shown in the images) to express your individuality, or go with a simple 5" x 7" claybord, framed.

  • 7" x 9" Round top
  • 6" x 8" Rectangular
  • 8" x 10" Rectangular with Kovcheg*
  • 5" x 7" Claybord with frame included.

The icon boards are made with linden wood with oak braces. The white gesso on the  surface contains rabbit skin glue, chalk and marble dust, in order to accept and absorb the egg tempera paint used to create the icons. A claybord is a thinner board which cannot absorb as much paint as the traditional boards, but can still create a beautiful icon.

*A Kovcheg is the recessed area of a board that typically holds the main icon image. The raised portion of the board goes around the outside and acts as a natural frame.
For these Custom Icons, if you choose the board with a Kovcheg, the slanted edge connecting the two parts of the board will be gilded, and is included in the pricing.
Example of a Kovcheg on a traditional Byzantine-style icon board.

Choose a Halo treatment:

 Choose one of 3 options to express your individual style and creativity.

  • Painted halo (example shown in the images)
  • Gilded Halo (+$150)
  • Gilded Halo Embellished (+$210)

Gilding involves adding gold leaf to the halo area. In an icon, gilding represents the radiating heavenly light.

I use 24kt gold leaf in 3 layers. Preparation and application can add about a week to the process. Choose the embellished gilded halo if you prefer a little something extra. 


Additional Notes:

  • This icon will take about 4-6 months to create once ordered. This is to allow adequate time for the paint to dry and cure before sealing it with a protective coat.
  • This item is non-refundable.
  • The process of writing icons is based in prayer. If you have any intentions that you would like me to pray for while I work on your icon, please include them with your order, or email them to me at once you have completed your order.

      ---> Be sure to check out the other Custom Angel Icons to complete your collection!

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