Saint Barbara - Athonite
Saint Barbara - Athonite
Saint Barbara - Athonite
Saint Barbara - Athonite
Saint Barbara - Athonite

Saint Barbara

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The Story Behind this Icon:

Saint Barbara, a Great Martyr of the Eastern Orthodox Church, lived in Heliopolis at the beginning of the third century.
As Saint Barbara was a very beautiful and delightful young girl, her father, a wealthy nobleman and fanatic pagan, ordered the construction of a tower to lock her in, in order to protect her. The tower was to have two windows, but Saint Barbara wanted to honor the Holy Trinity. She changed the construction plans and added a third window so that the room would be lit by a triple light symbolizing the light of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Soon after, her father found out that she was a Christian and became furious. He delivered his daughter to Marcian, the Roman prefect, to torture her until she would deny Christ. She was imprisoned, beaten and tortured but never denied her heavenly Father. When her father heard her sentence, he offered to execute his daughter himself, using his own sword. Immediately after he did so, a lightning from heaven struck the father and killed him.
Saint Barbara joined her Father in Heaven on December 4, 306. She is remembered every year on December 4. 

Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone
Let us praise the most honorable Barbara. She thwarted the enemy's power, and through the might and strength of the Cross, she was made free in her flight to God.

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This icon is made of solid, natural limewood (Tilia) that has been prepared by hand using traditional methods and organic materials. The background is comprised of 22 Karat gold leaves that were meticulously applied by hand, piece by piece.

All of our icons are reproduced according to museum print standards and are authentic replicas of Holy Icons from Mount Athos and elsewhere.

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From the moment you first hold your Holy Icon, you will see the exquisite details that bear truth to the meticulous preparation and creation of the image, as well as feel the depth and weight of the solid wood upon which it is portrayed. One of our larger icon dimensions (11.8" x 15.7"/30 x 40 cm) weighs more than 5 pounds! 

Because we value quality even in the details, your Holy Icon will be shipped in luxury packaging and can be presented as a gift for a friend or family member.

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a) Item(s) are been purchased in the last 30 days.
b) Item(s) are returned with their original blue box and/or packaging.
c) Both the packaging and item(s) are in their original condition.

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