Saint Christopher - Byzantine Icon

[Model: BYZ_st181-2453]

Handmade Byzantine Icon of Saint Christopher.

Saint Christopher was originally called Reprobus, a name that means rascal as he came from an almost barbaric tribe.

When he was captured by the Romans, he took charge to transport people from one bank to the other of a dangerous river. According to tradition, one day a child asked him to carry him across the river. Christopher willingly carried the child on his shoulders even though the weight increased as they went. When they reached the opposite bank, Christopher confessed to the child that he felt as if he was carrying the whole world, and the child replied that he was not carrying the whole world, but the creator of it, and then the child disappeared.

After this miraculous event, he embraced Christianity and received baptism with the name Christopher which means "Christ bearer".

He fought the persecution of Christians as much as he could and for this he was tortured and beheaded in 251 AD.


Kontakion

Thou who wast terrifying both in strength and in countenance, for thy Creator's sake thou didst surrender thyself willingly to them that sought thee; for thou didst persuade both them and the women that sought to arouse in thee the fire of lust, and they followed thee in the path of martyrdom. And in torments thou didst prove to be courageous. Wherefore, we have gained thee as our great protector, O great Christopher.


The Icon of Saint Christopher is an exact copy of Byzantine art and is created by experienced craftsmen using the method of gold printing where hagiographic leaves of 22 karat gold are applied in detail to decorate the background.

During the final processing, the icon is painted with dark red color around the perimeter and polished with a special varnish to maintain its shine.

It is offered in level or recessed wooden surface and is suitable for wall mounting.

Feast: May 9

Iconographer: Father Micheal

Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.

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2.5x3.5 in (6x9 cm) - smooth0.1$5.00USD $4.00USD
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4x6 in (10x15 cm) - smooth0.2$10.00USD $8.00USD
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6x8 in (15x20 cm) - smooth0.3$20.00USD $16.00USD
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8x10 in (20x25 cm) - smooth0.6$30.00USD $24.00USD
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5.5x7 in (14x18 cm) - with gold leaf and raised border0.35$40.00USD $32.00USD
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12x16 in (30x40 cm) - smooth1.7$50.00USD $40.00USD
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7x9.5 in (18x24 cm) - with gold leaf and raised border0.65$60.00USD $48.00USD
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9.5x12 in (24x30 cm) - with gold leaf and raised border0.85$80.00USD $64.00USD
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12x16 in (30x40 cm) - with gold leaf and raised border2.7$120.00USD $96.00USD
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14x18 in (35x45 cm) - with gold leaf and raised border4.4$150.00USD $120.00USD
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20x28 in (50x70 cm) - smooth4.9$150.00USD $120.00USD
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20x28 in (50x70 cm) - with gold leaf and raised border5.9$250.00USD $200.00USD
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Current Reviews: 1

by Katherine PageDate Added: Tuesday 06 June, 2017

The icon of St. Romanos arrived in a very timely manner. I was impressed with the care and proper protection of the icon for mailing. The icon is even more beautiful than I expected. This will be the perfect gift for our church's choir director. I will definitely order again from OramaWorld. Thank you!

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