Wooden Greek Orthodox Icon of Saint Spyridon WIDTH: 16 CM 6.29 in LENGTH: 26 CM 10.23 in Our icons are made of the highest quality silkscreen on specially treated wood with advanced aging techniques and other quality materials that ensure the waterproofing and protection from solar radiation. All the icons are unique and original, in high quality made by hand after your order.

Wooden Greek Orthodox Icon of Saint Spyridon

WIDTH: 16 CM 6.29 in LENGTH: 26 CM 10.23 in

Saint Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous also sometimes written Saint Spiridon (Greek: Ἅγιος Σπυρίδων ca. 270 - 348) is a saint honoured in both the Eastern and Western Christian traditions. Spyridon was born in Askeia, in Cyprus. He worked as a shepherd and was known for his great piety. He married and had one daughter, Irene. Upon the death of his wife, Spyridon entered a monastery, and their daughter, a convent. Spyridon eventually became Bishop of Trimythous, or Tremithous (today called Tremetousia), in the district of Larnaca (while the tradition of the Eastern Church does not allow the ordination of married men cohabiting with their living spouses as Bishops, the ordination of widowers is fairly common). He took part in the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea (325), where he was instrumental in countering the theological arguments of Arius and his followers. He reportedly converted a pagan philosopher to Christianity by using a potsherd to illustrate how one single entity (a piece of pottery) could be composed of three unique entities (fire, water and clay); a metaphor for the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. As soon as Spyridon finished speaking, the shard is said to have miraculously burst into flame, water dripped on the ground, and only dust remained in his hand (other accounts of this event say that it was a brick he held in his hand). After the council, Saint Spiridon returned to his diocese in Tremithous. He later fell into disfavor during the persecutions of the emperor Maximinus, but died peacefully in old age.

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