Saint Irene Chrysovalantou - Byzantine Icon

[BYZ_st48-2549]

Iconographer: Father Michael

Commemorates on: July 28
Saint Irene, who was from Cappadocia, flourished in the ninth century. Because of her great beauty and virtue, she was brought to Constantinople as a prospective bride for the young Emperor Michael (842-867); however, as Saint Joannicius the Great foretold, it was Gods will that she assume the monastic habit instead. She shone forth in great ascetical labours, and suffered many attacks from the demons; while yet a novice, she attained to the practice of Saint Arsenius the Great, of praying the whole night long with arms stretched out towards Heaven (see May 8). God showed forth great signs and wonders in her, and she became the Abbess of the Convent of Chrysovalantou. She was granted the gift of clairvoyance and knew the thoughts of all that came to her. She appeared in a vision to the king and rebuked him for unjustly imprisoning a nobleman who had been falsely accused. Through a sailor from Patmos to whom he had appeared, Saint John the Evangelist sent her fragrant and wondrous apples from Paradise. She reposed at the age of 103, still retaining the youthful beauty of her countenance. After her repose, marvelous healings beyond number have been wrought by her to the present day.

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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 Sr. Geraldine M WagnerDate Added: Thursday 04 June, 2015

My order came on Friday in perfect condition. Many thanks and blessings on all!

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

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