St. Demetrios - Agios Dimitrios
Handmade on piece of pine wood which has been meticulously finished. This icon was purchased in the village of Agiassos on the island of Lesvos, Greece, and is one of two pieces we have like this.
It is a very unique and beautiful icon to display in your home or to give as a gift to any Demetrios' in your life!
St. Demetrios is the patron saint of shepherds, crops, and the city of Thessaloniki.
St. Demetrios, an officer in the Roman army, was put into prison for converting soldiers to Christianity in Thessaloniki in the early fourth century. He urged his friend, Nestor, to fight a famous gladiator and prove that, through prayer, the power of God could make him victorious. When Nestor killed the gladiator, the emperor was so angry, he ordered both Nestor and Demetrios executed.