Guardian Angel Orthodox Icon
The Orthodox church teaches that from the time of being made a catechumen we are given a guardian angel to watch over and protect us, "Yoke upon his/her life a radiant angel..." Our Guardian Angel helps us in this life in ways that we cannot fully understand. This icon is a depiction of our angel that keeps and protects us throughout our life.
This icon also has scenes at the bottom of the Guardian Angel protecting and leading one to righteous acts. The bottom two scenes illustrate the Angel protecting during sleep and study, while the top two scenes show the Angel drawing one to prayer.