This icon was also done for my friend and mentor, the Rev. Diane Rhodes, Priest-in-Charge of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Harrington Park. The original is a monumental icon in the Church of St. Andrew on the grounds of the Vagankovskoye Cemetery on the outskirts of Moscow. I believe it was painted on marble or granite, because the background in the photo of the icon was mottled in a way that icon backgrounds are generally not painted, and the pattern of color was too scattered for it to be wood.
The icon was blessed on Saturday, December 24, 2011 and carried in procession for all the Christmas services.