Saint Elizabeth ( Elisabeth )
Name Day: November 5
This is a high quality Byzantine icon paper reproduction with glossy finish, mounted on a wood frame. The back of the icon has a hole for wall mounting.
This is a replica of a hand-made icon by iconographer and painter Zafiris. The original may be available for purchase and a quote will be provided upon request.
Size in inches: 5 x 6.25 x 1
Size in centimeters: 12.5 x 16 x 2.5
Saint Elizabeth, also spelled Elisabeth or Elisheva (Hebrew: "My God is an oath") was the mother of St. John the Baptist and the wife of St. Zachary/Zacharias, according to the New Testament and the Quran. According to the Gospel of Luke, Elizabeth was a descendant of Aaron the priest. She and her husband Zechariah were "righteous before God, living blamelessly", but childless. Zechariah was visited by the angel Gabriel, who told him his wife would have a son who "will be great in the sight of the Lord". The pregnant Elizabeth was visited by her relative, Mary (1:36), who was pregnant with Jesus:
"And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb.
And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost and she cried out with a loud voice:
"Blessed are thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb." (1:41-42)
When Mary heard this she recited the Magnificat."
Elizabeth is also mentioned in several books of the Apocrypha, most prominently in the Protevangelion of James, in which the birth of her son and the subsequent murder of her husband are chronicled.