Saints Constantine and Helen, Byzantine Icon Reproduction, 14x20cm
High Quality Reproduction of any Greek Saint based on Byzantine archives and depictions of Saints Konstantine and Helen.
St. Constantine the Great was the first Roman Emperor to be converted to Christianity after seeing a cross in the sky saying, "In this sign you shall conquer." His Edict of Milan in 313 sanctioned religious tolerance, ending the persecutions of Christians. In 330 he moved the capital from Rome, renamed it Constantinople, and established the Byzantine empire. He convened the First Ecumenical Council that laid the basis for Christianity's beliefs with the first seven articles of the Nicene Creed. Although he died in 337, and his mother, St. Helen, died in 338, they share the same feast day. Relics lay at: Mt.Athos; Panagia Tourliane Monastery, Mykonos; St. John of Ipselou Monastery, Mitilini
St. Helen, the mother of St. Constantine, made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem where she discovered, under a sweet basil plant, the cross on which Christ was crucified. She erected a shrine there and churches over Christ's tomb, his birthplace, the mountain of Ascension (Mt. of Olives), and a monastery at Mt. Sinai. She is considered one of the most important female saints in the church. She was born in 255 and died in 328.
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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