Religious icons are sacred images meant to convey theological truths, to be visual expressions of what Scripture provides in words. Highly symbolic and full of meaning, religious icons become vehicles for profound mediation and prayer for anyone who looks upon them with the eyes of faith. Religious icons make wonderful gifts to yourself or for anyone interested in pursuing this method of prayer.
Religious iconography dates back to Eastern (Byzantine) Christianity and reached its high point in the Russian Orthodox Church. In the Eastern Church religious icons usually had sacramental overtones and were developed for use with the divine liturgy.