This is a high quality Byzantine icon paper reproduction with glossy finish,
mounted on a wood frame. The back of the icon has a hole for wall mounting.
Alexandra was the wife of the wicked Emperor
Diocletian and was a Christian, but secretly. While Diocletian was having St.
George tortured, the Empress went to the
arena and bowed before St. George and professed her faith openly. Her husband
was so outraged by this and by so many people being converted by witnessing
George's miracles and patient endurance, that he ordered both of them to be
beheaded. Alexandra quietly accepted her sentence and prayed as the guards
walked her to the place of execution. She asked if she could rest for a moment.
The guards allowed this. While resting by the wall of a building, she quietly
gave her soul to God. She reposed on April 21, 303. Two days later, St. George
was beheaded. They are commemorated at the same time along with Anatolios,
Protoleon and the 630 others who were martyred for professing faith while
witnessing George's martyrdom.
This is a replica of a hand-made icon by iconographer and painter
Zafiris. The original may be available for purchase and a quote will be
provided upon request.
Size in inches: 8 x 10 x 1
Size in centimeters: 20 x 25 x 2.5