Orthodox Saints - Saint Ignatios Theoforus - 14x20cm
Saint Ignatius was an early Christian writer and bishop of Antioch. En route to Rome, where he met his martyrdom, Ignatius wrote a series of letters. This correspondence now forms a central part of the later collection known as the Apostolic Fathers, of which he is considered one of the three chief ones together with Pope Clement I and Polycarp. His letters also serve as an example of early Christian theology.
Saint Ignatius is believed to be a protector saint for people with heart problems. According to the "Martyrium Ignatii," before Ignatius died he increasingly invoked the name of Jesus, explaining to tormenters that he was "the God-bearer" and Jesus's name was written on his heart. When his heart was cut open, the story says, all of the pieces had the name of Jesus Christ written on them in gold letters. When his heart was cut open, the story says, all of the pieces had the name of Jesus Christ written on them in gold letters.
This is a traditional Byzantine icon screen-printed reproduction, using a high quality technique with gold leaf and a light glossy finish, mounted on a wood frame. The quality of the reproduction makes it hard to distinguish from the hand painted edition. All paper reproduction icons are also available in our hand painted icon section.
Icon approx. 14 cm x 20 cm (5.5 in x 7.9 in)
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