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 John The Baptist
1.990 ден – 7.080 ден
Icon of Saint John the Baptist. Waist-length figure of the Saint presented in a frontal position. He blesses with his right hand, while in his left he holds a scepter with a cross and a closed scroll.
For the Saint
Saint John the Baptist is revered in Christianity as a saint, martyr and forerunner of Jesus. According to Christian tradition, he was born in Judea, six months before Jesus, in the family of a Jewish priest. He spent his childhood and early youth in the pious home of his parents.
Saint John left home to live in the Judean desert near the Jordan River, where he spent his time in fasting and prayer. He preached that all people should repent of their sins. With his deeds and words, he soon gained a large number of like-minded people and grew into an important religious figure among the Jews.
According to the laws of that time, a teacher could be a person over 30 years old. When Jesus was 30 years old, he came to the Jordan River to Saint John to be baptized.
Saint John constantly preached positive life principles and fiercely criticized immorality, lies and debauchery. The ruler of Galilee, Herod Antipas, was particularly targeted by his criticism. Due to public criticism, Herod imprisoned St. John and after some time ordered him to be killed and beheaded.
Saint John is called the Baptist because he baptized Jesus, and he is also called the Forerunner, which means forerunner. With his teaching he preceded Jesus, went before him and announced his coming. “I baptize you with water, and he who comes after me will baptize you with the Holy Spirit,” said St. John while baptizing the people.
Saint John the Baptist has a special place in the Christian religion as the greatest among those born of women. He, together with the Holy Mother of God, is the link between the old and the new world, they are the link between the Old and the New Testament.
About the Product
A suitable gift for family patron’s day, name day, baptism, moving into a new home…
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