Icon represents a relief waist-deep image of Saint Nickolas in strictly frontal grand posture with blessing right hand and the Gospel in the left one (there is a cross on the binder of the Book).
A monastic elder with high templed forehead, small rounded and curly beard is the most widespread iconic image.
St. Nickolas is dressed in Episcopal clothes, where an amice (shoulder strap) is a characteristic detail. It is a long wide strip of cloth decorated with crosses; it lies on the bishop’s shoulders with one end lowing on the breast, and the other – on the back. The right hand is raised in the world-blessing gesture, in the left hand, in front of the breast, he holds the Gospel – as a sign of bringing Christ’s teaching. The thumb and the ring finger make a circle, and other fingers are lifted up. The circle symbolizes the eternity, and the prolonged fingers represent the image of Christ’s name in Greek inscription.
The chest icon is decorated with traditional ornament and a legend in Slavic letters: “SAINT NICKOLAS THE WONDERWORKER”.
St. Nickolas the Wonderworker is a saint honourable worldwide and among all religions. He made a lot of miracles inter vivos. By his prayers the famine was averted, the drowning and confining men were saved. St. Nickolas is glorified as a peacemaker deliverer from vain death.
He is famous as the protector of defamed and innocently judged. St. Nickolas the Wonderworker is considered a patron of sailors and travelers, and also a protector of pupils and children in general.