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Saint Sozon icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon St Sozon of Lemnos, Byzantine art wall hanging on wood plaque icon, religious decor

Saint Sozon icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon St Sozon of Lemnos, Byzantine art wall hanging on wood plaque icon, 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.


Part of being an Orthodox Christian is understanding how much the early believers in the faith have impacted the faith. Many of these have been recognized as saints, and we honor these individuals each year as a regular part of our church calendar. People, churches, and chapels can all be named after these saints, and if they are, they would celebrate their name day on the saints’ feast days.


Saint Sozon the Martyr is one of these saints and he is known for being one of the early martyrs of the church. His feast day is celebrated each year on September 7th. Here’s more information about him.


About Saint Sozon the Martyr

Saint Sozon the Martyr, also referred to as Martyr Sozon of Cilicia, wasn’t born into the Christian faith. He was born as a pagan and was given the name of Tarasius in his early life. When he converted to Orthodox Christianity and was baptized, he took on the name of Sozon. He was born in Lykaonia and was a shepherd by trade. Other than that, we don’t actually know much about him.


However, we do know that once he did convert to Christianity, he was passionate about the beliefs. He often approached defending his beliefs with zeal, and was devoted to letting others know of the truth of Christianity. He was devoted to teaching those around him of the ills of idol worship and paganism. He even once entered a temple of Artemis, cut off a golden hand as part of an idol, and distributed the precious metal to the poor.


His actions did eventually gain the notice of Christian persecutors. He gave himself up to Maximian, the governo

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