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Saint Natalia icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of St Natalia of Nicomedia, Byzantine art wall hanging wood plaque, religious gift

Saint Natalia icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of St Natalia of Nicomedia, 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 Natalia of Nicomedia,is a god inspired artwork abiding to the Athonian technique that was gives this icon unique religious and aesthetic value.


Adrian of Nicomedia (also known as Hadrian) or Saint Adrian (died 4 March 306)[2] was a Herculian Guard of the Roman Emperor Galerius Maximian. After becoming a convert to Christianity with his wife Natalia, Adrian was martyred at Nicomedia in Turkey.[2] Hadrian was the chief military saint of Northern Europe for many ages, second only to Saint George, and is much revered in Flanders, Germany and the north of France.


Adrian and Natalia lived in Nicomedia during the time of Emperor Maximian in the early fourth century.[3] The twenty-eight-year-old Adrian was head of the praetorium.


It is said that while presiding over the torture of a band of Christians, he asked them what reward they expected to receive from God. They replied, "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."[5] He was so amazed at their courage that he publicly confessed his faith, though he had not yet been baptized. He was then immediately imprisoned. He was forbidden visitors, but accounts state that his wife Natalia came to visit him, dressed as a boy, to ask for his prayers when he entered Heaven.[6]


The executioners wanted to burn the bodies of the dead, but a storm arose and quenched the fire.[7] Natalia recovered one of Adrian's hands.


Historicity

The accuracy of the recorded story has been questioned. A second Hadrian, is said to have been a son of the Emperor Probus, and, having embraced Christianity, to have been put to death (A.D. 320), at Nicomedia in Asia Minor, by the Emperor Licinius. But no reliable information concerning him is extant. He is commemorated

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