The Icon of the Dead Christ (below) came from Russia at the end of WWII and was said to be somewhere between 500 to 700 years old. It was given to Fr. Mark North, then an Orthodox Priest. His church ladies sewed it on new backing, duplicating the original tattered design. Fr. North, upon his retirement, gave it to Fr. Frank to be preserved. Fr. Frank had it removed from the backing and encased under an ultra-violet glass case that is hermetically sealed. The housing frame, which is trimmed in gold leaf, was inverted to simulate a sarcophagus.