02 February 2014

Elias



Prophet Elias. Acrylic and gold leaf on birch panel, 9x12"



My wife and I have several godchildren, and the newest is Elias Alexander, who was baptized into Christ's Church today on the Feast of Our Lord's Presentation in the Temple. Little Elias also received his first hand-painted icon: his patron saint, Holy Prophet Elias. 

After telling King Ahab that it would not rain for 3 years, St. Elias fled to the wilderness, where he lived by the Brook of Cherith and where the ravens brought him bread and meat for sustenance (III Kings 17:1-7, St. Matthew 6:25-34).

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