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Saint Andrew icon the Apostle, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of St Andrew, Byzantine art wall hanging wood plaque, religious gift

Saint Andrew icon the Apostle, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of St Andrew, Byzantine art wall hanging wood plaque, religious gift

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This byzantine icon is a lithography with double varnish layer to ensure vivid colors and waterproof properties depicting Saint Andrew the Apostle, is an god inspired artwork abiding to the Athonian technique that was gives this icon unique religious and aesthetic value.


The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Andrew the First-Called was the first of the apostles of Jesus Christ and the brother of the Apostle Peter. His great missionary legacy led him to become the patron saint of several countries, including Romania and Scotland. His feast day is November 30.


Andrew was a fisherman by trade, born in Bethsaida. A disciple of John the Forerunner, he left St. John to follow Jesus Christ following his baptism and brought along his brother, the Apostle Peter. Both are numbered among the Twelve Great Apostles. After Pentecost, the lot fell to St. Andrew to preach in:


Byzantium: he appointed St. Stachys as its first bishop

Thrace, Peloponnese, Greece, and Epirus: he converted many to the Faith and ordained bishops and priests for them

Georgia: he entered Georgia from Ajara, preached Christianity in Atsquri, built small church there and left miracle-working icon of Theotokos.

Rus' lands: in Kiev he planted a cross on one of the high hills of Kiev, and he prophesied a city that would have many golden-domed churches, and a bright Christian future for the Rus' people.

St. Andrew was martyred in Peloponnese, in the city of Patras. The Proconsul Aegeates' family believed in the miracles and preaching of St. Andrew, and the enraged Proconsul tortured and crucified St. Andrew. The new converts wanted to remove him from his cross, but the saint would not allow them. Instead, he comforted them from the cross and as he prayed an extraordinary light encompassed him for about a half hour. When it left, he gave up his soul. It was the year 62 AD.


St. Andrew's relics were taken to Constantinople, his he

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