Lithography (icon) of Saint Hierotheos with real gold leaf in MDF.
Icon weight per size selection: 18x14cm. ~ 360gr. / 24x18cm ~ 600gr / 32x24cm. ~ 1150gr. / 45x35cm ~ 2000gr.
Saint Hierotheos was born and lived in Athens in the 1st century AD. He was distinguished for his extensive learning and studied Platonic Philosophy at the Philosophical School of Athens. He was a prominent member of the Supreme Court of Athens, where he met the Apostle Paul. The preaching of the Apostle Paul impressed Hierotheos, as a result of which he embraced the Christian faith and was baptized a Christian. He developed an important pastoral and writing activity and became a great hierarch of our Orthodox Church.
Hierotheos was ordained the first Bishop of Athens and spiritually guided the martyrs, Saint Dionysios and Saint Aristides. He slept in peace in old age and his honorable scull is stored in the Holy Monastery of Saint Hierotheos in Megara, Attica. The memory of the Saint is honored by the Orthodox Christian Church on October 4 of each year.
Apolytikion of Saint Hierotheos
Since thou hadst been instructed in uprightness thoroughly and wast vigilant in all things, thou wast clothed with a good conscience as befitteth one holy. Thou didst draw from the Chosen Vessel ineffable mysteries; and having kept the Faith, thou didst finish a like course, O Hieromartyr Hierotheus. Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.