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Saint Sebastian icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox Catholic icon of St Sebastian, Byzantine Christian art wall hanging wood plaque religious gift

Saint Sebastian icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox Catholic icon of St Sebastian, Byzantine Christian art wall hanging wood plaque religious gift

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


Saint Sebastian (c. AD 256 – 288) was an early Christian saint and martyr. According to traditional belief, he was killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians. He was initially tied to a post or tree and shot with arrows, though this did not kill him. He was, according to tradition, rescued and healed by Saint Irene of Rome, which became a popular subject in 17th-century painting. In all versions of the story, shortly after his recovery he went to Diocletian to warn him about his sins, and as a result was clubbed to death.[1][2] He is venerated in the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church.


The oldest record of the details of Sebastian's martyrdom is a sermon on Psalm 118 by 4th-century bishop Ambrose of Milan (Saint Ambrose). In his sermon, Ambrose stated that Sebastian came from Milan and that he was already venerated there at that time. Saint Sebastian is a popular male saint, especially today among athletes.[3][4] In historical times, he was regarded as a saint with a special ability to intercede to protect from plague, and devotion to him greatly increased when plague was active.


The first surviving account of Sebastian's life and death is the Passio Sancti Sebastiani, long thought to have been written by Ambrose of Milan in the 4th century, but now regarded as a 5th-century account by an unknown author. This includes the "two martyrdoms", and the care by Irene in between, and other details that remained part of the story.[5]


According to Sebastian's 18th-century entry in Acta Sanctorum,[6] still attributed to Ambrose by the 17th-century hagiographer Jean Bolland, and the briefer account in the 1

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