If you find more sources, please let me know. For now, I have a rather limited collection of suppliers found.
Reader Daniel Lieuwen
How do I get icons of Western Saints (Western European and North American)?
See the Western saint FAQ for more information on this.
How do I get icons of Old Testament Saints?
How do I get icons of African Saints?
Holy Transfiguration monastary carries
Where can I commision an icon?
[I ordered one of Prophet Daniel. My priest Fr. David thought it was a good traditional Byzantine icon, and plans to order several icons for his family from this source. As a side-benefit of ordering from them (we also ordered my Reader's cassock from them), they told us in the letter that came with the icon that they regularly pray for Fr. David and myself.]
[Comment from David James] Despite the mailing address, this convent is about a quarter of a mile from Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville. The nuns are mostly converts and English-speaking. My contact there is Sr. Anastasia (Stephanopoulos), but I believe the superior's name is Mother Mary, a daughter-in-law of Fr. Michael Pomazansky, the auther of "Orthodox Dogmatic Theology."
He's done a lovely set of St. Aidan and St. Oswin which HTM will be reproducing and adding to their catalog. The person who commissioned those is doing more early British saints.
[They plan to start teaching iconography too.]
Where can I take Icon Classes?
[From Priest Christopher]
The Instructor: Dimitri Andreyev
237 Elderidge Street
New York NY 10003
Icon Studio and Classes are at
R.O. Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection (OCA)
59 E. 2nd Street
New York, NY 10003
Priest Christopher Calin
$10per hour for a three hour class ($30. per evening) Russian Novogorodian School Method or egg-tempura on gesso board, all natural pigments and finishes, no acrylic or varnish. New students begin by painting an icon of the Archangel Michael and after five classes, if they are consciencious, they have a beautifully finished icon which is blessed.
Technique includes process of finishing boards, andall aspect of painting the icon. Boards, finished or unfinished may be purchased at the Cathedral or by calling Dimitri or Mark Smith (212) 673-9181. Classes currently meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, but Special sessions can also be arranged.
Intensive Daylong Iconography Workshops are held periodically, call for more details. Dimitri is the son of master Iconographer Vladislav Andreyev, and after studying art and art restoration in St. Petersburg, Russia, began painting icons. He is married and he and his wife, Rachel, have a 2 year old daughter, Sophia.
The classes are not simply given over to technique, but the theological and spiritual dimensions of icons are expounded as visual aids in leading both the painter and those who view and venerate the icons deeper into the spiritual life of the Church.
What other sources are there?
Various saints hard to find elsewhere can be gotten from the "New Age 'Orthodox'" Monastary in Nebraska and are sold at many places including Light and Life under the name "Windows into Heaven". I would urge that those considering buying from this source (the easiest source in this country for a number of Orthodox Western saints), consider carefully the warnings about these "icons" that appeared on the Orthodox mailing list. You might also take a look at the material put out by the Gnostic Orthodox Church which runs the monastary (containing material that asserts reincarnation is a Christian teaching) and consider whether you wish to support the propagation of such beliefs. No Orthodox Christian should support the work of these heretics and decievers in any way