Aged-Wooden Byzantine Icon of Saint Demetrios on Horseback spearing Lyaeus.
Saint Demetrios came from Thessaloniki and was a centurion in the Roman Army. Despite the fear of persecution, he became a Christian and was imprisoned under the rule of Emperor Diocletian.
He was imprisoned along with his friend and skilled warrior, Nestor, who had to duel with Lyaeus. Saint Demetrios told Nestor that he would win the battle, as it happened. Galerius, a member of the Tetrarchy, was greatly displeased with the result and ordered Nestor's death while summoning Saint Dimitrios and ordering him to deny his faith. When he refused, he ordered to kill him.
The world has found in you a great champion in time of peril, as you emerged the victor in routing the barbarians. For as you brought to naught the boasts of Lyaios, imparting courage to Nestor in the stadium, in like manner, holy one, great Martyr Demetrios, invoke Christ God for us, that He may grant us His great mercy.
The aging technique is meticulously applied to the Icon by hand and gives it the look of time while the depiction retains its artistic details.
Around the perimeter, the aging becomes more apparent with frayed edges that give the Icon a distinctive appearance.
During the final processing, the Aged-Wooden Icon of Saint Demetrios on Horseback is polished with a special varnish to withstand time.
Note: The final Icon may slightly differ from the catalog photo.
Feast: October 26
Iconographer: Michael Father
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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