High quality byzantine Orthodox handmade icons. Made in
Greece and constructed in the traditional Orthodox manner.
Iconographer: Father Michael
Commemorates on: December 20
Saint Ignatius was a disciple of Saint John the Theologian, and a successor of
the Apostles, and he became the second Bishop of Antioch, after Evodus. He
wrote many epistles to the faithful, strengthening them in their confession,
and preserving for us the teachings of the holy Apostles. Brought to Rome under
Trajan, he was surrendered to lions to be eaten, and so finished the course of
martyrdom about the Year 107. The remnants of his bones were carefully gathered
by the faithful and brought to Antioch. He is called God-bearer, as one who
bare God within himself and was aflame in heart with love for Him. Therefore,
in his Epistle to the Romans (ch. 4), imploring their love not to attempt to
deliver him from his longed-for martyrdom, he said, "I am the wheat of
God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found to be
the pure bread of God."
The icon reproductions are created
by iconographer monks of various Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece and all
images are approved replications by the Greek Orthodox Church. As icons
are considered to be the Gospel in image, these images are accurate and true
Orthodox renderings, not second-hand interpretations. The icon images are
mounted on solid wood and protected from tarnish with a varnish finish that
seals in colors and creates a shiny luster.
Icons ship direct to you from Greece. Please allow 10-20
days for delivery.