Aged-Wooden Byzantine 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.
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 James the Apostle is polished with a special varnish to withstand time.
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 5 to 10 days.
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