Aged-Wooden Byzantine Icon of Saints Cyprian and Ioustine.
Saint Cyprian lived in Antioch and was a pagan. He was known for practicing sorcery and was therefore visited by Aglaidas, a pagan who wanted to gain the attention of the Christian Justa. After Saint Cyprian saw that his tricks did not shake Justa's faith, he was persuaded to be baptized and convert to Christianity.
Initially he was a priest while later, leading a pious life, he was elected Bishop, but during the persecution of Christians he was tortured in Damascus together with Justa, whom he had renamed "Ioustine", and finally both were beheaded in Nicomedia because of their faith.
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 Cyprian. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.
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 Icon of Saints Cyprian and Ioustine is polished with a special varnish to withstand time.
Note: The final Icon may slightly differ from the catalog photo.
Feast: October 2
Iconographer: Maria Ginala, Tinos School of Fine Arts
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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