Saint Christina the Great Martyr Original Icon



Beloved in the Orthodox Church as a patron saint of converts and an example of steadfast faith in the face of opposition, Saint Christina was the daughter of a third-century governor of Tyre who wished her to become a pagan priestess. Inwardly inspired to pray to the true God, an angel appeared to her and instructed her in the Christian faith. She endured prison and torture by fire, and was miraculously saved from the pagans' attempts to kill her by drowning her in the sea and burning her in a furnace. Enduring unto the end, she was beheaded.

This icon is painted on 1/4-inch non-tempered artist's hardboard measuring 11" x 14". The artist used matte fluid acrylics which replicate classic egg tempera. The background is painted. Shipping and handling $36.00. Created in the year 1992 by Brother Simeon Davis, the painting includes the artist's "signature" in tiny letters: "By the hand of Simeon 1992" as is traditional in iconography.