Byzantine Hand Painted Icon of Saint Ignatius the God-Bearer, Bishop of Antioch.
Saint Ignatius was born in Syria and was Bishop of Antioch. With his Epistles, he strengthened the Christian faith and with a passion comparable to the Apostles, he preached the Gospel.
With the persecution unleashed by Trajan against the Christians, Saint Ignatius was transferred from Antioch to Rome where he was left in a large arena with beasts, which devoured him.
He was known by the name "Theophorus", meaning “God-bearer‘, as until the end, his devotion to God was unwavering.
Apolytikion of Saint Ignatius of Antioch
As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Ignatius. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls 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 Saint Ignatius the God-Bearer, Bishop of Antioch 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: December 20
Iconographer: Ginala Maria
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 14 to 21 days.
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