Saint George - Agios Georgios (Mt. Athos Collection)
From our Mt. Athos Collection, this icon is a copy of an old byzantine icon which has been created with the utmost fidelity to the original. It is a handmade work of art that has been coated with pure beeswax according to the criteria of the Macedonian School of art on Mt. Athos.
Saint George, was a Roman soldier of Greek origin and a member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith. He became one of the most venerated saints and megalo-martyrs in Christianity, and was especially venerated by the Crusaders.
In Greek the name George is derived from a word meaning husbandman so in the texts for the day there are constant references to St. George as a spiritual husbandman, scattering the seed of the Word and cultivating the barren ground. The Orthodox Church celebrates his memory at April 23.
7 1/2 x 10 inches
Has a wall bracket or can be displayed on an tabletop easel.
Handmade in the monasteries of Mt. Athos, Greece