Lithography (icon) of Saint Ignatius with real gold leaf in MDF.
Icon weight per size selection: 18x14cm. ~
360gr. / 24x18cm ~ 600gr / 32x24cm. ~ 1150gr. / 45x35cm ~ 2000gr.
Saint Ignatius was bishop in Antioch, Syria from
70 to 107 AD. He is one of the Apostolic Fathers, because he maintained and
continued the apostolic tradition. He was
distinguished for his writing talent and became a bishop of high ecumenical
prestige, with the result that his fame spread throughout the region of Syria.
At that time, the emperor of Rome was Trajan, who continued the persecution of
Christians who refused to worship him as a god. Ignatius is arrested and taken
prisoner in Rome. There he was thrown into the Colosseum and devoured by wild
and hungry beasts.
According to tradition, he was named "Τheophorus", because it is said that after his martyrdom they saw the name of our Lord Jesus Christ engraved on his chest. The Holy Skull of the Saint is located in the Diocese of Veria. The Church celebrates the memory of the Saint on December 20 of each year.
Apolytikion of Saint Ignatius the God-Bearer
As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the
throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a
means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of
truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr
Ignatius. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.