Orthodox Icon of Saint Phanourios, Fanourios in Silver plated (SP).
Commemorated August 27.
Silver-plated icon of Saint Phanourios on a special paper, with decoration.Silver-plated icons are made with the latest and very specific technique. The icon is a copy of a hand painted icon and the background is silver 958.
NOTICE: The colors of the icons seems little darker, because of the reflection in the scanner.
A discovery by nomadic arabs uncovered an icon of this unheralded saint amid the ruins of an ancient church. It was found in a group of icons that were all in a state of decay with the exception of one. This icon was discarded by the Arabs, who failed to attach any importance to it. At a safe distance a group of monks were observing waiting patiently until the Arabs left the scene. When they had departed they rushed to reclaim this well preserved icon.
On it they could see a clearly outlined face of a saint with what appeared to be fresh lettering that spelling out Phanourios On closer examination they fell down in awe at what they saw. Drawn about the saint were twelve distinct frames showing variuos forms of cruel torture that Phanourios endured. It had a realism that suggested the artist must have been witness to the atrocity. After years of research, scanning centuries of archives and questioning the leading authorities, they founf nothing. No more was known about Phanourios than the day on which his icon was discovered.
Phanourios, lost for centuries in the ruins of a church, became the patron saint of things lost. To this day his name is invoked when prayers are asked for the recovery of lost items.
Orthodox icon of our Lord Jesus Christ (SP-VE1) in gold and silver plated. This icon has a background with real gold and silver foil and with a decorative hunger on the back. Comes in a nice clear plastic box.
Theotokos "Tenderness" Icon (SP) (1)
Orthodox icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Tenderness" in silver plated (1).
The icon in 4" x 5 1/2", comes with a small stand and a hole on the back side, can be hanging or standing. The bigger sizes, have a hanger.
Jesus Christ our Lord icon (SP-VE2)
Orthodox icon of our Lord Jesus Christ in silver plated. This smaller icon has a stand on the back side and can be standing or hanging icon. The bigger sizes, they have a hunger on the back.
Constantine and Helen Icon (SP)
Orthodox Icon of Saints Helen and Constantine the Equal of the Apostles. (SP)
Commemorated May 21.
This is a silver-plated icon of Saints Constantine and Helen on a special paper, with decoration. Silver-plated icons are made with the latest and very specific technique. The icon is a copy of a hand painted icon and the background is silver 958.
Saint Helen was the mother of St Constantine the Great. She is responsible for the recovery of the Cross and the building of many Churches. Saint Constantine the Great was the Emperor you reunited the Roman Empire and establishes Christianity as the main religion of the Empire, giving all Christians the freedom to practice their religion. Before he died he was baptized.