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Icon of Saint Demetrius, Demetrios of Thessaloniki (SP).
Celebrated on October 26.
Silver-plated icon of Saint Demetrios 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.
Saint Demetrios is shown on a dark horse while Saint George is shown on a white horse. The white towers n the background symbolize the city of Thessaloniki Demetrios was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 270. Demetrios was appointed ruler of Thessalonica and all Thesaalia. When Maximian returned from war, he ordered all his officers to offer sacrifice to the idols. Demetrios revealed that he was a Christian, and did not accept hewn stones as gods. Maximian ordered that he be tried and imprisoned in a bath. While he was imprisoned, the populace ran came to hear Demetrios teach the people about Christ.u00a0 Eventually St. Demetrios was lanced with spears, receiving the eternal crown on the 26th of October, 296 A.D., at the age of thirty-six. From the grave of St. Demetrios there came forth holy myrrh which cured many diseases. For this reason he is called Myrovletes the myrrh bearer. He relics continue to produce myrrh to this day.