Handmade Byzantine Icon of the Veneration of the Precious Chains of Saint Peter the Apostle.
Saint Peter the Apostle was imprisoned after Herod's order for preaching the Gospel. As he was guarded by several members of the guard, none could help him escape. The night before the trial of the Apostle Peter, an Angel appeared in his cell, sent by God to free him.
After he broke the chains with which they had bound Saint Peter the Apostle, led him to the exit without the guards noticing them. After that, the Angel disappeared and the Apostle Peter went to the house of Mary, where the rest of the disciples of Jesus Christ were gathered. The next day, he started a long journey and Herod never found him.
Our Church honors this miraculous event with the feast of the Veneration of the Precious Chains of Saint Peter the Apostle.
Kontakion of Veneration of the Chains of Ap. Peter
Now Christ God, the Rock, doth glorify the rock of faith, illustriously, in calling all to celebrate the dread wonders of the most precious chains of Peter, the first and chief of the disciples of Christ our God, Who granteth forgiveness of sins unto all.
The Icon of the Veneration of the Precious Chains of Saint Peter the Apostle 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: January 16
Iconographer: Nun Markella, Holy Monastery of The Annunciation, Patmos
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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