Icon made of metal, in forging technique. The icon is mounted on a velvet base placed in a glazed wooden frame. The product is placed in a suitable packaging box.
Saint George the Victorious
1.990 ден – 7.080 ден
Icon of Saint George the Victorious. The saint is represented as a horseman holding a spear with both hands. Under the horse’s feet is the defeted dragon.
In Christian iconography since the 9th century it appears, a depiction of St. George on horseback in military clothing, killing a dragon with a spear. The dragon that Saint George kills symbolizes evil.
For the Saint
Saint George was born in 280 in Asia Minor, in present-day Turkey, into a rich and respectable Christian family. After his father died, he and his mother moved to the city of Lyd in Palestine. Saint George completed military schools and because of his courage and his military skills he quickly advanced in the Roman army. At the age of 20, from the Roman emperor Diocletian he received the high military title of Tribune.
During that period, Emperor Diocletian issued a decree for the persecution of Christians. Christians were asked to renounce their religion, tried, imprisoned and tortured. According to the traditions of the church, during a process of accusing Christians, Saint George stood up for them in front of Emperor Diocletian and publicly announced that he was a Christian himself. After the emperor failed to sway him in his faith by means of persuasions and tortures, he ordered him to be executed by the sword and beheaded. Saint George was executed in 303 in Nicomedia, present-day Turkey. In 494 he was declared a saint.
In Christianity, he is considered one of the greatest and most revered saints.
Today, St. George is revered as the patron saint of many countries and cities in Europe.
Since 1469, with the establishment of the first order of chivalry in France, St. George together with St. Archangel Michael became the patron saint of chivalry. Still in many Christian societies Saint George is considered the patron saint of fighters, policemen and soldiers.
About the Product
A suitable gift for family patron’s day, name day, baptism, moving into a new home…
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