True Icons teach and explain the faith. This image, “The Church of Christ” is a medieval Russian thematic icon that epitomizes the faith. Christ is at the center in full figure, blessing us with His right hand and holding the Gospels in His left. On either side of Christ’s are an “IC” and “XC” which translate to “Jesus Christ Conquers”. The letters in His Halo translate to “There is only one God”. Also featured in the icon are the Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary, St John the Beloved, Joseph of Aramathea, the Centurion who accepted Christ, the twelve Apostles, Symbols of the Holy Eucharist and Holy Orders, Christ in the Seat of Judgment, and the Communion of Saints. This ornate Icon is embellished with shining gold detail and clear and ruby-red crystals. The decorative gold-tone frame measures 10.25 x 9 inches, contains protective glass, and is one inch thick.