Christianity Art was established over forty years ago in Greece as a traditional workshop for Orthodox Christian icons of the highest artistic, religious, spiritual value. Our vision has always been to create icons that are veritable works of religious art, perfect spiritual instruments for prayer and devotion and make them available to people around the world.
The workshop is devoted to faithful recreation and religious accuracy, upholding the artistic tradition of byzantine iconography, therefore creating icons not only aesthetically beautiful but also illustratively correct.
Through our website Christianityart.store, you can order the work of art, or object of worship you like online, complete with all its certifications and you can rest assured that you have made the right purchase both for quality and value for money.
Byzantine Christian Tradition: Our icons apart from being technologically sophisticated and accurate, faithfully adhere to the tradition of icon creation according to Byzantine Christian tradition. Ranging from the classification of Saints to the presentation of Christ and His family on earth, the Apostles and the Martyrs, are all presented in adherence to the philosophy of the Byzantine period, making them not simply aesthetically beautiful but also illustratively correct.
The largest collection of Byzantine religious icons: Christianity Art is the largest collection of Byzantine religious icons anywhere, with over 2000 unique themes in many shapes and sizes, many different production methods (silkscreen, handcrafted icons, silver, canvas on wood)
Direct from our workshop: You are shopping direct from the producer. Christianity Art is the largest producer of Byzantine religious icons for the past 40 years. The creation of religious imagery constitutes a daily performed ritual in our workshops by our famous hagiographers and great artisans, from the initial order to the subsequent delivery, resulting in the production of beautiful works of religious art.
Made in Greece: Christianity Art icons are produced in their entirety in our workshop in Greece, the cultural center of Byzantine art, and not mass produced in China like most icons you find in the market today. Every one of our icons is unique.
Available Worldwide: Our icons are exhibited and can be found online, as well as in all major religious centers as well as in the 35 showrooms in stores in Greece, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Russia, the Ukraine, and Jerusalem.
Artistic Value: The company collaborates with important hagiographers who possess great experience and technical training on the subject, to create faithful copies of Byzantine icons on canvas, enriching them with their creative imagination.
Tried and tested for over 45 years: Aside from our high quality production process and our strict quality control process, our icons have been tried and tested by the many thousands of Christianity Art customers who own one.
Protected by the elements and time: They have been proven to be indestructible even under extreme weather conditions. The waterproofing of our works and our well-executed technique of ‘ageing’ provides a protective shield for the icon’s wood and colors against the sun and the passage of time.
High quality materials: Using canvas, wood and silver as raw materials, we blend modern production methods with traditional, the knowledge of religious tradition, the techniques of hagiography, and the passion of creation to transform each icon into an important work of art.
Hand-Crafted Icons: Every one of our icons, even the silk screen prints, are more than 80% hand crafted by our skilled artisans. This way, each image is a unique piece of art and no one is exactly like the other.
The design workshop: is where all the information on the prototype icons are stored. It’s where the icon's journey begins with the hagiographer's first moment of inspiration.
In the carpentry workshop, wood is crafted into a variety of sizes and shapes, then hand-painted, preparing it to be delivered to the next stage of their creation;
The silk screening workshop. There, the artwork is handcrafted and the resulting painted sheets are placed one on top of the other to compose the complete artwork that provides the final film.
Metal Workshiop: The icon produced, faithful to the original in both historical and religious terms, then goes through to the next stages of production, that of gold and silver coating, whereupon it is "dressed” (through the addition of a metal coating). These are carved onto molded bases designed by specialist craftsmen.
Finishing Workshop: The finishing touches are added by our skilled artisans. The highest quality Swarovski crystals are then added, when and where needed.
Tens of thousands of icons by Christianity Art, over the past four decades have traveled to the ends of the world and have passed from our hands into the hands and lives of hundreds of thousands of people, who honor these icons as religious objects of worship and as unique works of art.
People buy our icons for many different reasons including:
•As a focal point of prayer.
•As a blessing in the home, the office, even in the car.
•To gift to loved ones on special occasions such as name days, weddings, christenings, and other momentous occasions.
•To Display in a prominent position in the home as a statement of their faith, or as a unique work of art.
•Our larger icons have been donated by patrons to orthodox churches all over the world
Reputation: We are well established through our many years of involvement in the production and distribution of Byzantine icons in the global market of religious icons. For this purpose, our icons are always accompanied with the company seal, which is a guarantee of the superior quality of each one of our icons.
Potential custom clearance costs are entirely on the receiver of the package and are calculated directly by the local customs, according to the value of the order. We recommend you contact your local customs office for further information.