Holy Forefather Melchizadek Orthodox Icon
The Righteous Melchizadek, King of Salem, prefigures The Savior, who is the true King and Priest.
"For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life. For He testifies: You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 7:14-17