Handmade Byzantine Icon of Saint Xenia of Kalamata.
Saint Xenia was born in 291 AD in Kalamata, Peloponnese and was raised with a Christian education. Her parents were originally from Italy but fled to Kalamata due to the persecution of Christians.
The beauty of Saint Xenia impressed the prefect Dometianos, who demanded to marry her. However, Saint Xenia steadfastly refused to renounce her faith and embrace paganism. Enraged by her decision, Dometian ordered her to be severely tortured, but even then, Saint Xenia did not change her mind.
Finally, in 318 AD Dometian ordered her beheading.
Kontakion of Saint Xenia of Kalamata
(Podoben: “You sought the heights...”)
You appeared as a bright star announcing Christ with your radiance, / which is repulsive to this world, O Martyr Xenia; / extinguishing the allure of false gods, / you enlighten the faithful, / always interceding for us all.
The Icon of Saint Xenia of Kalamata 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 3
Iconographer: Siippi Sister
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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