Christ "Matthew 7:19" Orthodox Icon
"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire." Matthew 7:19
This is an extremely rare and unusual iconographic image. This icon is very similar to the "Ladder of Divine Ascent" in that we see those "ascending" towards virtue, i.e. bearing fruit, and those on the left, without fruit, which are cast down into the fire. Christ stands in the middle presenting the Gospel and holding a sword.