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Saint Christopher the Martyr

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Saint Christopher the Martyr

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Lithography (icon) of Saint Christopher the Martyr with real gold leaf in MDF.

Icon weight per size selection: 18x14cm. ~ 360gr. / 24x18cm ~ 600gr / 32x24cm. ~ 1150gr. / 45x35cm ~ 2000gr.

Saint Christopher lived and martyred during the period when Decius was emperor of Rome. He came from a barbaric tribe and was originally called Reprobus. In Antioch, where he was taken prisoner, he embraced the Christian faith and was baptized a Christian by Bishop Babylon with the name Christopher.

One day, he defended Christians who were being persecuted by pagans, with the result that he was reported to Decius who ordered his arrest. The Saint miraculously managed to multiply the bread to satisfy the hungry soldiers who were chasing him. The Roman soldiers were baptized Christians and as a result they were arrested and beheaded.

Decius tried with flattery to persuade Christopher to embrace the idols and sent him two women of free morals to please him. At the urging of the Saint, these women were baptized Christians and then died a martyr's death. The emperor became furious and ordered the beheading of Christopher. His memory is commemorated by the Orthodox Christian Church on May 9 of each year.

Apolytikion of Saint Christopher the Martyr

Fourth Tone

Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee received the prize of the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by his prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

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