Icon Tradition
St Luke and
Three Proto Icons

Two thousand year old icon tradition emerges from era, 
when the Christianity was an undivided unity. 
According to the Church tradition St Luke was the first icon painter. 
He painted three proto images of Mary and Jesus while
they were alive. These images were followed by a multitude
of saint motifs, when the Christianity spread into the wider world.
All icons on these pages are based on the tradition.
They are not plain copies, but recreated by following
strict rules. This also applies to painting images of new
and older saints never pictured in icon style before.