Monday, September 10, 2007
This icon known as The Guardian Angel is recognized as an image that reflects the role of angels as "messenger", from the Greek word Angelos, which means messenger. The Guardian Angel interacts with humanity in their relationship with God. The words on the sphere which the angel is holding, state, "The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God". This text is from Wisdom of Solomon 3:1. The icon is 13" x 17" and written in egg tempera and gold on a gessoed wood board.