Icon of John the Baptist Angel of the Desert


Icon of John the Baptist Angel of the Desert, depicting St. John, the glorious prophet and forerunner of Christ, with wings. This type of St. John images is quite popular in the Orthodox world and can be found in many religious icons. Wings here symbolize the status of John the Baptist as a divine messenger or an angel bringing the good news to the world. Another reason for depicting St. John with wings is his “angelic” life in the desert, full of prayer, abstinence, and chastity.

Icon of John the Baptist Angel of the Desert


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