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Saint Panteleimon icon, Greek Handmade Orthodox icon of Saint Pantaleon, Byzantine art wall hanging of San Pantaleone, religious gift

Saint Panteleimon icon, Greek Handmade Orthodox icon of Saint Pantaleon, Byzantine art wall hanging of San Pantaleone, religious gift

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This byzantine icon is a lithography with double varnish layer to ensure vivid colors and waterproof properties depicting the holy, glorious and right-victorious Great Martyr Panteleimon (born Pantaleon) the Unmercenary Healer was martyred under the reign of Emperor Maximian (ca. 305 A.D.). His feast day is celebrated on July 27. This icon is an exact copy of the byzantine original and is an god inspired artwork abiding to the Athonian technique that was gives this icon unique religious and aesthetic value.


His parents were Eustorgius of Nicomedia, a pagan, and Saint Eubula (March 30). They named him Pantaleon, which means in all things like a lion, but when he converted to Christianity, he changed his name to Panteleimon, which means all-merciful. He learned about Christianity from the priest who later baptized him, Saint Hermolaus. Hermolaus was living with two other priests, Hermippus and Hermocrates; the three were "survivors of the massacre of 20,000 Christians in 303 (December 28)."[1]


St. Panteleimon had been educated as a physician, and soon he devoted all his talent to serving the poor. He "dedicated his life to the suffering, the sick, the unfortunate and the needy. He treated all those who turned to him without charge, healing them in the name of Jesus Christ. He visited those held captive in prison. These were usually Christians, and he healed them of their wounds. In a short time, reports of the charitable physician spread throughout the city. Forsaking the other doctors, the inhabitants began to turn only to St. Panteleimon."[1]


Other physicians brought his case before the Emperor Maximian. St. Panteleimon confessed to being a Christian and refused to offer sacrifice to the state gods.


"[He] suggested that a sick person, for whom the doctors held out no hope, should be brought before the emperor. Then the doctors could invoke their gods, and Panteleimon would pray to his God to heal the man. A ma

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