Holy Trinity 3D icon (T3)
3 Dimensional Orthodox icon of the Holy Trinity (T3)
This icon of the Holy Trinity is mounted to give it three dimensions. The image is mounted on a thin piece of wood and then mounted on a larger block of carved wood. It is then finished with hand made details and given a coat of resin for protection. This allows the icon to stand out.
The time frame to make this type of icons is 12 to 15 days.
The Holy Trinity is at the center of all the Church’s worship, and the Holy Scriptures, the Church Fathers, the Hymns and Liturgy are all full of the confession that God is Three Persons sharing One, divine, Nature. The visible seal on all of this teaching is the Icon of the Holy Trinity.
The Old Testament Scriptures are replete with images, symbols, and shadows of the true nature of God. We see this in Genesis with God’s appearance to Abraham and Sarah by the oaks of Mamre. As Abraham sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day…
…he looked up and saw three angels standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them and bowed down to the ground.
He said, “My lord, if I find favor with you, do not pass by your servant. Let a little water be brought and wash your feet. Rest yourselves under the tree. Let me bring a little bread, that you may refresh yourselves and after that you may pass on—since you have come to your servant.”
So they said, “Do as you have said.”
And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah and said, Make ready quickly three measures of choice flour, knead it and make cakes. Abraham ran to the herd and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, who hastened to prepare it. Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree while they ate.
- Book of Genesis, Chapter 18
In the icon the three “men” are explicitly shown as angels – with wings and halos. The focus is upon Them, seated around a table. The dwelling of Abraham is shown, as a tower (though it was, in reality, a tent), as is the oak of Mamre, with a rocky outcrop completing the scene. Three Angels lean toward each other in mutual love.
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