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Saint Charalambos icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon St Haralambus of Magnesia, Byzantine art wall hanging on wood plaque, religious decor

Saint Charalambos icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon St Haralambus of Magnesia, Byzantine art wall hanging on wood plaque, religious decor

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


The holy, glorious, right-victorious martyr Charalampus (or Haralambos) was a priest (Greek tradition) or bishop (Russian tradition) in the city of Magnesia in Thessaly during the late second and early third century. He was martyred, having openly preached the Gospel during persecutions during the reign of Alexander Severus (222-235), when Lucian was Proconsul of Magnesia. His feast is commemorated on February 10.

Charalampus is a most wonderful saint who lived to a very old age. He was 113 when he was tortured and later martyred. The Emperor Severus had appointed Lucian as the governor of the territory of Magnesia where Charalampus was a priest. Lucian was upset that Charalampus was converting so many pagans. He had him arrested and commanded him to honor the stone gods. Since he would not do this, Lucian began to torture him. They used a tool that would flay the skin and they cut his skin to shreds. All the while, Charalampus gave thanks to our Lord. His strength amazed the executioners and they were converted. The military commander, Lucius, was angry and had his two officers Porphyrios and Vaptos beheaded. Three other women were converted, and were also killed. Then miraculously, the general's hands were severed at the elbow and he saw them hanging from the martyr's body. Fear spread throughout the city. People began to beg mercy from the God Charalampus professed. The general begged for mercy from Charalampus. The Lord's voice was heard and instantly all those injured were healed. The general was converted and baptized. The Governor Lucian stopped persecuting the Christians until he could report back to the emperor. Meanwhile, Charalampus performed many mi

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