Saint Gregory of Nyssa - Byzantine Icon

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Iconographer: Liondas Chr.

Commemorates on: January 10
Saint Gregory, the younger brother of Basil the Great, illustrious in speech and a zealot for the Orthodox Faith, was born in 331. His brother Basil was encouraged by their elder sister Macrina to prefer the service of God to a secular career. Saint Gregory was moved in a similar way by his godly mother Emily, who, when Gregory was still a young man, implored him to attend a service in honour of the holy Forty Martyrs at her retreat at Annesi on the River Iris. Saint Gregory came at his mothers bidding, but being wearied with the journey, and feeling little zeal, he fell asleep during the service. The Forty Martyrs then appeared to him in a dream, threatening him and reproaching him for his slothfulness. After this he repented and became very diligent in the service of God. He became bishop in 372, and because of his Orthodoxy he was exiled in 374 by Valens, who was of one mind with the Arians. After Valens death in 378 he was recalled to his throne by the Emperor Gratian. He attended the Local Council of Antioch, which sent him to visit the churches of Arabia and Palestine, which had been defiled and ravaged by Arianism. He attended the Second Ecumenical Council, which was assembled in Constantinople in 381. Having lived some sixty years andleft behind many remarkable writings, he reposed about the year 395. The acts of the Seventh Ecumcnical Council call him Father of Fathers.

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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
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by Stacey Anderson, UKDate Added: Tuesday 11 April, 2017

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 06 June, 2002

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