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Beheading of Saint John icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of St John Baptist, Byzantine art wall hanging of the Forerunner wood plaque gift

Beheading of Saint John icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of St John Baptist, Byzantine art wall hanging of the Forerunner wood plaque gift

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In this handmade lithography with double varnish to ensure waterproof properties and long lasting in time, we have the representation of Saint John the Baptist, the great prophet who baptized Christ. It is obvious that the iconographer follows until the last detail the standards of Byzantine art and applied the technique of artificial ageing taught in Mount Athos.

The Beheading of St. John the Forerunner is the commemoration of the martyrdom of John the Forerunner. It is a strict fast day because of the grief of Christians at the violent death of the saint. It is commemorated by the Church on August 29.

Although the Forerunner was beheaded in the Spring, around the time of the Passover, this feast was fixed for August, when a church was dedicated in its honor.

The accounts about the martyrdom of John the Baptist are provided by Ss. Matthew (Mt.14:1-12) and Mark (Mark 6:14-29). It was in the 32nd year after the Birth of Christ.

The beheading of John the Baptist, also known as the decollation of Saint John the Baptist or the beheading of the Forerunner, is a biblical event commemorated as a holy day by various Christian churches. According to the New Testament, Herod Antipas, ruler of Galilee under the Roman Empire, had imprisoned John the Baptist because he had publicly reproved Herod for divorcing his first wife and unlawfully taking his sister-in-law (his brother’s wife) as his second wife Herodias. He then ordered him to be killed by beheading.

Can be hung on a wall or placed on a flat surface.

The item is sold without the stand depicted.

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