Orthodox icon | Multiple-Field icon | 24362


  • Typ: Russian icon
  • Age: around 1800
  • Size: 49.5 x 36.5 cm | 19.5 x 14.4 in


Orthodox icon | Multiple-Field icon | 24362.

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The icon of the Mother of God of Kazan (Kazanskaya), commemorated on July 8 and October 22, holds a significant place of devotion. It symbolizes the miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary in Kazan, Russia, in the 16th century. This icon has been revered as a source of comfort, protection, and intercession.

The Easter icon depicts the profound event of Jesus’ descent into the realm of the dead, a momentous event central to the Christian faith. It symbolizes Christ’s triumph over death and the hope of resurrection.

Saint Nicholas, the revered Bishop of Myra, is honored on December 6, May 9, and July 29. Known for his compassion and generosity, he is celebrated as a patron saint of various aspects of life, including sailors, children, and those seeking justice. His remarkable acts of kindness and miracles have made him one of the most beloved and widely venerated saints in both the Eastern and Western Christian traditions.

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Saint Basil the Great, celebrated on January 1 and January 30, was a distinguished Metropolitan of Caesarea and a prominent figure in early Christian theology. As one of the Fathers of the Church, he played a vital role in shaping Christian doctrine and spirituality, leaving a profound impact on the development of Christian thought.

Saint Leonidas, Martyr, the courageous Bishop of Corinth, is commemorated on April 16. He valiantly endured persecution for his unwavering faith, becoming a martyr who exemplifies the steadfast devotion to Christ even in the face of adversity.

Saint Peter, Metropolitan of Moscow, is honored on December 21. He served as a prominent religious leader and spiritual guide in the 14th century, making significant contributions to the growth and development of the Church in Moscow and beyond.

Saint Zosimas, the revered Abbot of Solovki Monastery, is commemorated on April 17. He is remembered for his ascetic life, profound spiritual wisdom, and his role in establishing and nurturing the monastic community, leaving a lasting legacy of devotion and piety.

Saint Sabbatios, the revered founder of the Solovki Monastery, is celebrated on September 27. His fervent dedication to monasticism and his efforts in establishing this renowned spiritual center have left an indelible mark on the history of Orthodox Christianity.

Saint Martyr Florus, remembered on August 18, is honored for his courageous witness to the Christian faith, even in the face of persecution and martyrdom. His steadfast commitment to Christ serves as an inspiration to believers throughout the ages.

Saint Martyr Laurus, also commemorated on August 18, is venerated for his unwavering faith and ultimate sacrifice for the sake of Christ. His martyrdom stands as a testament to the enduring power of faith and the willingness to lay down one’s life for the truth.

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Saint Great Martyr George, known as the Victorious, is commemorated on April 23 and May 6. He is hailed as a mighty warrior-saint who fearlessly defended the Christian faith and triumphed over evil forces. Saint George symbolizes courage, chivalry, and unwavering faith in the face of adversity.

Saint Martyr Catherine of Alexandria, honored on November 24 and November 25, is celebrated as a highly educated and wise Christian woman who fearlessly defended her faith and engaged in theological debates with great eloquence. Her steadfast commitment to Christ and her martyrdom have made her an enduring symbol of intellectual prowess and spiritual strength.

Saint Martyr Paraskevi of Rome, venerated on July 26 and October 28, is remembered for her unwavering faith and her willingness to endure persecution and martyrdom. She is revered as a shining example of devotion to Christ and a source of inspiration for all who face trials and tribulations in their spiritual journey.

Saint Martyr Barbara, commemorated on December 4, is honored for her courageous confession of faith and her steadfast devotion to Christ, even in the face of severe persecution. She is regarded as a patroness of those who face oppression and adversity, inspiring believers to remain steadfast in their commitment to Christ.

Saint Martyr Nicetas (Nikita) of Goth, celebrated on September 15, is revered for his steadfast faith and his martyrdom in defense of the Christian faith. His enduring witness serves as a reminder of the cost of discipleship and the ultimate victory of faith over persecution.

A nice, old icon depicting interesting saints together.

Source: Orthodox icon | Multiple-Field icon | 24362 © Ikonen Mautner. Typing errors, other errors or changes reserved. For more information: “Das Synaxarion. Die Leben der Heiligen der Orthodoxen Kirche.” (http://www.prodromos-verlag.de/buecher.html) and Joachim Schäfer: Das Ökumenische Heiligenlexikon – https://www.heiligenlexikon.de

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