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Saint Alexander icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon St Alexander of Alexandria, Byzantine art wall hanging wood plaque icon, religious decor

Saint Alexander icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon St Alexander of Alexandria, Byzantine art wall hanging wood plaque icon, religious decor

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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 the Saint Alexander Of Alexandria. Our father among the saints Alexander of Alexandria was the Pope of Alexandria and leader of the Church of Alexandria during the early part of the fourth century. During his reign he had to deal with major issues that confronted the Church as it gained its freedom from Roman persecutions, including the rise of Arianism and the dating of Pascha. He was a leader of the opposition to the heresy of Arianism at the First Ecumenical Council. He is remembered on May 29.


Little is known of Alexander’s early life. He is thought to have been born about the year 250, probably in Alexandria. As a priest he experienced the persecutions of Christians under the emperors Galerius and Maximinus. Upon the repose of Achillas of Alexandria in 313, he came to lead the Church of Alexandria as the thirteenth Pope in succession since the Apostle Mark.


Alexander was faced with three significant issues upon his elevation. These were the dating of Pascha, the efforts of Meletius of Lycopolis to undermine him, and Arianism.


A schismatic sect, led by Erescentius, disputed the timing of the date for Pascha. While the controversy was not fully settled until the decision of the First Ecumenical Council, Alexander prepared a special treatise that defused the issue until the Council decision in which he cited the earlier statements of Dionysius on the matter.


Alexander inherited the challenge to the ruling bishop of Alexandria by his subordinate Meletius, Bishop of Lycopolis, who had also challenged Achillas before him. Being among those who required strict repentance, Meletius and his sect questioned the reception of lapsed Christians on return to the Church during the persecutions. In addition to formally complaining to the court of Emperor Constantine I, to no effect, Me

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