Handmade Byzantine Icon of Saint Nicholas, the New Martyr of Vounena.
Saint Nicholas the New Martyr was an officer in the Imperial Army and his soldiers obeyed his orders and advice. When a rebellion once broke out in the Empire, Saint Nicholas was sent with his army by Leo the Isaurus to quell the violence.
When he arrived at the scene, Saint Nicholas saw fierce battles between people of the Empire. To save his life, but also the lives of his soldiers, he made the decision to retire to the mountains of Thessaly, to live with the ascetics.
In a short time, the Avars arrived, who killed the soldiers and tried to make Agios Nikolaos deny his faith. When this did not happen, they tortured him with his pole and finally beheaded him in 720 AD.
After many years, a church was built in his honor at the spot where the miraculous relic of the Saint was found.
Apolytikion of St. Nicholas the New - 4th Tone
As the free physician of the sick, and the impregnable help of those in dangers, the fervent protector of those in troubles, and the defender of those with all needs, O Righteous-martyr from the east Nicholas, intercede with Christ God to save our souls.
The Icon of Saint Nicholas, the New Martyr of Vounena 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 Ιcon 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 9
Iconographer: Holy Monastery of Theotokos Skepe, Keratea
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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