Exact replica of the miraculous Holy icon of the Monastery of Xenophontos from 925 silver with gold-plated details and gems in a wooden frame.
Dimensions: 14x10cm. / Weight: 1kg.
Saint George the Great Martyr was born in Nicomedia of Bithynia between the years 275 and 281 AD. His father Gerontius, a soldier by profession, came from Cappadocia. His mother's name was Polychronia and she was originally from Lydda of Palestine. George was raised in a Christian environment because his parents had been baptized Christians. At a young age, the Saint joined the ranks of the Roman army and distinguished for his bravery, as a result of which he soon became commander of the imperial guard.
When in 303 AD. Diocletian started the savage persecutions against the Christians, George refused to obey the orders. He openly confessed his Christian faith, as a result of which he suffered horrible tortures. But the Saint, with the help of God, remained unharmed from the tortures. Eventually, Diocletian ordered his death by beheading. The Orthodox Christian Church celebrates the memory of Saint George the Trophy-Bearer on April 23 of each year.
Apolytikion of Saint George the Great Martyr
Liberator of captives, defender of the poor, physician of the sick, and champion of kings, O trophy-bearer, Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.