Mount Athos weathered lithography (icon) of Archangel Gabriel the Taxiarch in pine wood with carved decoration.
The Archangel Gabriel is one of the four archangels mentioned in the Bible. In the Old Testament he appears to the Prophet Daniel and explains to him the vision of the ram and the goat. In the New Testament he appears to Zacharias and announces to him that her wife Elizabeth will give birth to John the Baptist. He is also the one who announces to the Virgin Mary the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Archangel Gabriel, whose name means "man of God", is celebrated by the Orthodox Christian Church on March 26 of each year.
Apolytikion of Synaxis of the Archangels
O Commanders of the Heavenly Host, we the unworthy beseech you, that through your entreaties you will fortify us, guarding us in the shelter of the wings of your ethereal glory, even as we fervently bow before you crying: "Deliver us from all danger, as Commanders of the Powers on high! "