Saint Christopher - Byzantine Icon

[BYZ_st181-2453]

Iconographer: Father Micheal

Commemorates on: May 9
Saint Christopher was at first named Reprobus. Seeing the Christians persecuted, he rebuked the tyrants for their cruelty. Soldiers were sent to bring him to appear before the ruler; but he converted them to Christ, and with them was baptized, receiving the name Christopher. After he appeared before the ruler, he was imprisoned and two harlots were sent to seduce him, but he converted them also, and encouraged them in their martyrdom. He was subjected to torments and finally beheaded in the days of Decius. Many marvellous and mythical things are said about him out of ignorance and superstition. one of which is that it is impossible for one to die suddenly from some unexpected cause on the day on which one looks at the Saints icon. This is the origin of that proverb that is quoted in various quarters: "If on Christopher thou shouldst gaze, thou shalt safely wend lifes ways." The etymology of his name, which means "Christ-bearer," has undoubtedly moved iconographers to depict him carrying the infant Jesus on his shoulders; it is completely erro-neous, however, to depict him, as some uninformed iconographers do, having the head of a dog, because of a statement in his life that he was dog-faced, by which is meant only that his countenance was exceedingly frightful to look upon.

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2.5x3.5 in (6x9 cm) - flat0.1$5.00USD $4.00USD
4x6 in (10x15 cm) - flat0.2$10.00USD $8.00USD
6x8 in (15x20 cm) - flat0.3$20.00USD $16.00USD
8x10 in (20x25 cm) - flat0.6$30.00USD $24.00USD
5.5x7 in (14x18 cm) - engraved with gold leaf0.35$40.00USD $32.00USD
12x16 in (30x40 cm) - flat1.7$50.00USD $40.00USD
7x9.5 in (18x24 cm) - engraved with gold leaf0.65$60.00USD $48.00USD
9.5x12 in (24x30 cm) - engraved with gold leaf0.85$80.00USD $64.00USD
12x16 in (30x40 cm) - engraved with gold leaf2.7$120.00USD $96.00USD
14x18 in (35x45 cm) - engraved with gold leaf4.4$150.00USD $120.00USD
20x28 in (50x70 cm) - flat4.9$150.00USD $120.00USD
20x28 in (50x70 cm) - engraved with gold leaf5.9$250.00USD $200.00USD
Current Reviews: 1

by Andrew Lumsden, UKDate Added: Friday 10 November, 2017

Hello OramaWorld, Many many thanks for PayPal invoice for order of small flat holy icon of St. Jude. I am so pleased that you do stock. I look forward to my delivery, please send together with other icons ordered. Once again thanks. Happy Sunday. God Bless

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