High quality byzantine Orthodox handmade icons. Made in
Greece and constructed in the traditional Orthodox manner.
Iconographer: Mar. Ginala
Commemorates on: November 12
Saint John was born in 555 on the island of Cyprus in the city of Amathus; his
father, Epiphanius, was a ruler of Cyprus. The Saint was consecrated Archbishop
of Alexandria in 608. A man of exemplary uprightness, in his zeal for Orthodoxy
he strove mightily to fight the many heresies among the Christians in Egypt;
but above all, he was famous for his singular generosity, humility, and
sympathy towards all, especially the poor. His mercy was so great that the
report of it reached the Persian invaders of Jerusalem, who desired to see him
because of it. Saint John reposed in 619, at the age of sixty-four.
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.