Handmade Byzantine Icon of Saint Parasceve, the Great Martyr, of Rome.
Saint Parasceve was born in Rome to Christian parents who raised her with the Word of God. When her parents passed away, Saint Parasceve gave her property to the poor and devoted herself to preach Christianity.
The Roman Emperor Antoninus demanded from Saint Parasceve to convert, but she strongly refused and as a result she was sentenced to torture. Despite being immersed in a cauldron of hot oil, she miraculously survived. When Antoninus approached to ascertain what was happening, he was blinded. After Saint Parasceve miraculously healed him, Antoninos freed her to continue her work.
With the new persecution instituted by Antoninus' successor, Marcus Aurelius, Saint Parasceve was beheaded.
Appropriate to your calling, O Champion Paraskevi, you worshipped with the readiness your name bears. For an abode you obtained faith, which is your namesake. Wherefore, you pour forth healing and intercede for our souls.
The Icon of Saint Parasceve 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: July 26
Iconographer: Sieppes Bros.
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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