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Orthodox Icon of Saint Phanourios in Silver plated (SP).
Commemorated August 27.
Silver-plated icon of Saint Phanourios on a special paper, with decoration.Silver-plated icons are made with the latest and very specific technique. The icon is a copy of a hand painted icon and the background is silver 958.
NOTICE: The colors of the icons seems little darker, because of the reflection in the scanner.
A discovery by nomadic arabs uncovered an icon of this unheralded saint amid the ruins of an ancient church. It was found in a group of icons that were all in a state of decay with the exception of one. This icon was discarded by the Arabs, who failed to attach any importance to it. At a safe distance a group of monks were observing waiting patiently until the Arabs left the scene. When they had departed they rushed to reclaim this well preserved icon.
On it they could see a clearly outlined face of a saint with what appeared to be fresh lettering that spelling out Phanourios On closer examination they fell down in awe at what they saw. Drawn about the saint were twelve distinct frames showing variuos forms of cruel torture that Phanourios endured. It had a realism that suggested the artist must have been witness to the atrocity. After years of research, scanning centuries of archives and questioning the leading authorities, they founf nothing. No more was known about Phanourios than the day on which his icon was discovered.
Phanourios, lost for centuries in the ruins of a church, became the patron saint of things lost. To this day his name is invoked when prayers are asked for the recovery of lost items.
Theotokos "Tenderness" Icon (SP) (1)
Orthodox icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Tenderness" in silver plated (1).
The icon in 4" x 5 1/2", comes with a small stand and can be hanging or standing. The bigger sizes, have a hanger.
Constantine and Helen Icon (SP)
Orthodox Icon of Saints Helen and Constantine the Equal of the Apostles. (SP)
Commemorated May 21.
This is a silver-plated icon of Saints Constantine and Helen on a special paper, with decoration. Silver-plated icons are made with the latest and very specific technique. The icon is a copy of a hand painted icon and the background is silver 958.
Saint Helen was the mother of St Constantine the Great. She is responsible for the recovery of the Cross and the building of many Churches. Saint Constantine the Great was the Emperor you reunited the Roman Empire and establishes Christianity as the main religion of the Empire, giving all Christians the freedom to practice their religion. Before he died he was baptized.
Dormition of Theotokos Icon(SP)
Orthodox Icon of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos in silver plated (SP).
Silver-plated icon of the Dormition of Theotokos on specific paper, with decoration.Silver-plated icons are made with the latest and very specific technique. The icon is a copy of a hand painted icon and the background is silver 958.
The Dormition or Falling Asleep of the Theotokos commemorates the death, resurrection, and glorification of Christ's mother. There are no relics of the Theotokos that have ever been mentioned throughout history. Christ, standing behind the Theotokos, is Christ. He holds in His left arm an infant in white, symbolizing the soul of the Theotokos reborn in her glory in heaven. On either side of the bier are the Apostles; On the right is St. Peter and on the right is St. Paul who stands at the foot of the bier.
George Icon (SP)
Orthodox Icon of Saint George the Greatmartyr (SP).
Commemorated April 23.
Silver-plated icon of Saint George on a special paper, with decoration. Silver-plated icons are made with the latest and very specific technique. The icon is a copy of a hand painted icon and the background is silver 958.u00a0 NOTICE: The colors of the icons seems little darker, because of the reflection in the scanner. Saint George was a soldier in the roman army.u00a0By his late 20s, George was promoted to the rank of Tribunus and stationed as an imperial guard of the Emperor.u00a0In AD 302, Diocletian issued an edict that every Christian soldier in the army should be arrested and every other soldier should offer a sacrifice to the Roman gods. George refused to offer a sacrifice and declared he dod not do so because he was a Christian. George was a highly decorated officer and was respected by the other soldiers so he had great influence on them.u00a0The Emperor made many offers to change his mind, but George never accepted.u00a0After many varied tortures, George was beheaded before Nicomedia's city wall, on April 23, 303. More on the Life of Saint George