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Saint Barbara icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of Great Martyr St Barbara, Byzantine art wall hanging, religious gift

Saint Barbara icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of Great Martyr St Barbara, Byzantine art wall hanging, 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 Barbara the Great Martyr, is an god inspired artwork abiding to the Athonian technique that was gives this icon unique religious and aesthetic value.


The holy and glorious Great-martyr Barbara of Heliopolis[1] lived during the reign of the impious tyrant Mazimian (286-305). Her feast day is commemorated by the church December 4.


The Holy Great Martyr Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father, the pagan Dioscorus, was a rich and illustrious man in the Syrian city of Heliopolis. After the death of his wife, he devoted himself to his only daughter.


Seeing Barbara's extraordinary beauty, Dioscorus decided to hide her from the eyes of strangers. Therefore, he built a tower for Barbara, where only her pagan teachers were allowed to see her. From the tower there was a view of hills stretching into the distance. By day she was able to gaze upon the wooded hills, the swiftly flowing rivers, and the meadows covered with a mottled blanket of flowers; by night the harmonious and majestic vault of the heavens twinkled and provided a spectacle of inexpressible beauty. Soon the virgin began to ask herself questions about the First Cause and Creator of so harmonious and splendid a world.


Gradually, she became convinced that the souless idols were merely the work of human hands. Although her father and teachers offered them worship, she realized that the idols could not have made the surrounding world. The desire to know the true God so consumed her soul that Barbara decided to devote all her life to this goal, and to spend her life in virginity.


The fame of her beauty spread throughout the city, and many sought her hand in marriage. But despite the entreaties of her father, she refused all of them. Barbara warned her father that his p

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