Saint Ephraim of Syria - Hand-Painted Icon

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Iconographer: Maria Ginala, Tinos School of Fine Arts

Commemorates on: January 28
Saint Ephraim was born in Nisibis of Mesopotamia some time about the year 306, and in his youth was the disciple of Saint James, Bishop of Nisibis, one of the 318 Fathers at the First Ecumenical Council. Ephraim lived in Nisibis, practicing a severe ascetical life and increasing in holiness, until 363, the year in which Julian the Apostate was slain in his war against the Persians, and his successor Jovian surrendered Nisibis to them. Ephraim then made his dwelling in Edessa, where he found many heresies to do battle with. He waged an especial war against Bardaisan; this gnostic had written many hymns propagating his errors, which by their sweet melodies became popular and enticed souls away from the truth. Saint Ephraim, having received from God a singular gift of eloquence, turned Bardaisans own weapon against him, and wrote a multitude of hymns to be chanted by chain of women, which set forth the true doctrines, refuted heretical error, and praised the contests of the Martyrs. Shortly before the end of his life, a famine broke out in Edessa, and Saint Ephraim left his cell to rebuke the rich for not sharing their goods with the poor. The rich answered that they knew no one to whom they could entrust their goods. Ephraim asked them, "What do you think of me?" When they confessed their reverence for him, he offered to distribute their alms, to which they agreed. He himself cared with his own hands for many of the sick from the famine, and so crowned his life with mercy and love for neighbour. Saint Ephraim reposed in Peace, according to some in the year 373, according to others, 379.
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5x7 in (12x17 cm) without gilding 0.5 kg(s) $80.00USD $72.00USD
5x7 in (12x17 cm) with gold gilding 0.5 kg(s) $100.00USD $90.00USD
5x7 in (12x17 cm) with polished gold 0.5 kg(s) $110.00USD $99.00USD
8x10 in (20x25 cm) without gilding 1 kg(s) $160.00USD $144.00USD
8x10 in (20x25 cm) with gold gilding 1 kg(s) $185.00USD $166.50USD
8x10 in (20x25 cm) with polished gold 1 kg(s) $195.00USD $175.50USD
10x14 in (25x35 cm) without gilding 1.5 kg(s) $240.00USD $216.00USD
10x14 in (25x35 cm) with gold gilding 1.5 kg(s) $290.00USD $261.00USD
10x14 in (25x35 cm) with polished gold 1.5 kg(s) $310.00USD $279.00USD
12x16 in (30x40 cm) without gilding 2 kg(s) $440.00USD $396.00USD
12x16 in (30x40 cm) with gold gilding 2 kg(s) $500.00USD $450.00USD
12x16 in (30x40 cm) with polished gold 2 kg(s) $530.00USD $477.00USD
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by Mrs Jan Baker Date Added: Thursday 04 June, 2015
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 06 June, 2002.
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