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

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

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This wonderful icon has been created with the technique of lithography and has a double varnish to ensure waterproof and duration in time. The creator of this icon has learned the canonization of iconography in workshops of the Monasteries of Mount Athos, where he was taught both the technique of lithography and the process of handmade artificial ageing, which bears the image with the representation of Saint Eleftherius.


Our father among the saints, Hieromartyr Eleutherius of Illyria (Greek Elevtherios), was an early bishop of the Church who was martyred during the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. He is remembered with his mother, Martyr Anthia (Evanthia), on December 15


Life

Eleutherius was born in Rome in the latter years of the first century. His father was in the imperial service of the Roman Emperor, but his mother Anthia was a Christian. Anthia became a widow at an early age. She then sent her son to of Anicetus, the Bishop of Rome for his care. The bishop recognized the special spiritual gifts that the young boy possessed and ordained him a deacon at the age of 15, a priest at 18 and Bishop of Illyricum at 20.


During the reign of the Emperor Hadrian, Eleutherius was soon responsible for winning many converts to Christianity, which caused him to be branded as an "enemy of the state". The commander Felix was sent to arrest the youthful bishop and bring him back to Rome for trial. Instead, the heart of Felix was touched by the words of Eleutherius and he, too, became a Christian.


St. Eleutherius nonetheless returned to Rome, where he was arrested, tortured, and beheaded on December 15 in the year 120 A.D., along with his new convert Felix. His blessed mother Anthia fearlessly came to grieve over the body of her martyred son, and she too suffered the same fate. These executions took place in 120 A.D.


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


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