Orthodox icon | Saint Nicholas of Myra | Metal | 24574
- Typ: Russian icon
- Material: Metal icon
- Age: around 1900
- Size: 22 x 24.5 cm | 8.7 x 9.7 in
Orthodox icon | Saint Nicholas of Myra | Metal | 24574.
This magnificent heavy metal icon depicts Saint Nicholas of Myra adorned in the bishop’s liturgical garments. He holds an open Gospel in his arm, revealing his daily reading from Luke 6:17-23. Standing on either side of him are Christ and the Mother of God.
Saint Nicholas, born around 283 in Patara (now ruins near Kalkan, Turkey) and passing away around 348 in Myra (Lycia, now Demre, Turkey), is esteemed as one of the most revered saints in both the Eastern and Latin Churches.
His feast days on December 6th, May 9th, and July 29th are associated with various customs and traditions. In the early 4th century, Nicholas served as the Bishop of Myra in the Lycia region of Asia Minor, which was then part of the Roman (and later Byzantine) Empire and is now modern-day Turkey. His Greek name, Nikólaos, meaning “victory of the people,” predates Christian usage.
Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of Russia, children, women desiring to have children, expectant mothers, the elderly, travelers, seafarers, judges, lawyers, notaries, pharmacists, landlords, fostering happy marriages, and the recovery of stolen items.