Saint Nicholas Wonderworker Icon i
s made using a high-quality polygraphic machine, pasted on a wooden base. The icons are produced at a Monastery by an official icon maker of the Russian Orthodox Church in the village of Sofrino, Russia.
Size: height – 4 3/4”
width – 4”
When Vladimir the Great brought Christianity to Russia in AD 988, stories of Saint Nicholas came along, too. Nicholas is greatly revered in Russia as the protector of the weak from the strong, the oppressed from the oppressor, and the poor from the rich— he is the Russian champion of the disadvantaged. Saint Nicholas is the Orthodox tradition's Wonder or Miracle Worker. As such he is Russia's most beloved saint; his icon often appearing on triptychs with Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Numerous Russian cathedrals, monasteries, and churches have been dedicated to St. Nicholas. In villages, St. Nicholas was revered as a merciful intercessor for working people. Merchants and others revere St. Nicholas the Miracle-worker as the patron of all who travels on land or sea and has dedicated marketplace churches to him. Ship captains carry St. Nicholas icons on board ship. Drivers keep his icon on the dashboard, hoping for protection from the accident. His icons have been prized gifts for weddings and birthdays.
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