Byzantine Hand Painted Icon of James the Apostle, Brother of God.
James the Apostle is called "Brother of God" because he was a son of Joseph, and by extension the brother of Jesus Christ, before his marriage to the Virgin Mary. Although he did not initially follow his brother's teaching, he finally believed in His power when He appeared before him, after the Resurrection.
From that moment, he devoted himself to the spread of Christianity and became the first Bishop of Jerusalem. According to tradition, James the Apostle composed the first Divine Liturgy, which was later edited again by Basil the Great and Saint John Chrysostom.
His righteous leadership, as well as his steadfast faith and service to the Lord, angered the Jews, who beat him to death.
Apolytikion of James the Apostle
As the Lord's disciple, O righteous One, you received the Gospel, as Martyr, you have unwavering courage, as the Lord's brother, you have forthrightness, as Hierarch, intercession. Intercede with Christ our God, that our souls may be saved.
Hand-Painted Icons occupy a valuable place in ecclesiastical art because, beyond their obvious artistic value, a hand-painted icon unites man with the holiness of the depicted person.
For the Hand-Painted Icon of James the Apostle, our experienced painters use traditional techniques and high-quality materials that offer excellent depiction and durability over time.
All our Hand-Painted Icons are painted with egg tempera, while you can choose the size of the icon, the decoration of the background, the language of the inscriptions as well as the type of wood you wish to use.
Note: The final Icon may slightly differ from the catalog photo.
Feast: October 23
Iconographer: Sisters Kassiani & Kipriani, Holy Monastery of the Annunciation, Patmos
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 14 to 21 days.
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