Lithography (icon) of the Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebaste with real gold leaf in MDF.
Icon weight per size selection: 18x14cm. ~ 360gr. / 24x18cm ~ 600gr / 32x24cm. ~ 1150gr. / 45x35cm ~ 2000gr.
The Holy Forty Martyrs martyred in Sebastia of Asia Minor. These Saints were select soldiers of Licinius. When Licinius began a persecution against the Christians, he demanded that his soldiers embrace the idols. However, they refused, as a result of which they were arrested by the prefect Agricola and suffered horrible tortures. Eventually, they were thrown into a frozen lake where they were martyred.
The year 438 AD Empress Pulcheria found the relics of the Saints hidden in the temple of Saint Thyrsus and built a temple in their memory. The Forty Martyrs who martyred in Sebastia are celebrated by the Orthodox Christian Church on March 9 of each year.
Apolytikion of the Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia
Be entreated, O Lord, by the sufferings endured for You by the Saints, and we pray You, heal all our pain.