Icon of Christ the True Vine

Icon of Christ the True Vine

Christ the True Vine

The Icon of Christ the True Vine is an image of Scripture, specifically:

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
-Gospel of St. John

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4 Responses to Icon of Christ the True Vine

  1. Patrick says:

    Any history on this lovely icon, like who did it and where? Thanks!

  2. iconreader says:

    I’m afraid not Patrick! Besides the scriptural origins of the icon, I don’t know who first painted it, though the earliest version I know of is 16th century and is Greek:

  3. Jared says:

    Do you know the order of the Apostles around Christ?

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