Handmade Byzantine Icon of Saints Menodora, Metrodora and Nymphodora, at Nicomedia.
Saints Minodora, Mitrodora and Nymphodora were sisters, known in the Christian community for their piety and faith.
Once, they went to live near the Pythian hot springs of Bithynia to further cultivate their faith and be tested in asceticism. For their virtuous life and their humility, God gave them the gift of healing, which is why many believers traveled there to heal their souls, as well as their bodies.
Their attitude angered the prefect of Frontos, who ordered the arrest of the three sisters and their torture, until their death in 290 AD. When the prefect later tried to burn the tortured bodies, he himself caught fire and was burned to death, while a heavy rain saved the bodies of the three saints.
Then, the local Christians reverently buried the bodies of Saints Minodora, Mitrodora and Nymphodora.
Apolytikion of Martyrs Menodora, Metrodora & Nymphodora
Plagal of the Fourth Tone
The image of God, was faithfully preserved in you, O Mother. For you took up the Cross and followed Christ. By Your actions you taught us to look beyond the flesh for it passes, rather to be concerned about the soul which is immortal. Wherefore, O Holy Menodora, your soul rejoices with the angels.
The Icon of Saints Menodora, Metrodora and Nymphodora 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: September 10
Iconographer: Holy Monastery Dormition of Theotokos Zerbitsis, Lakonia, Greece
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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