Orthodox Saint Tin Icon - Agios Dimitrios ( St. Demetrios the Great ) 14x18cm Style: AG96
Name Day: October 26
In 1974, with great love and respect for tradition, a small family business started making Byzantine icons entirely by hand, under the guidance of its founder. Using a special process for aging metal, wood, and icon painting, as well as top quality materials, they create unique true copies of old icons, highlighting them as unique works of art. The icons stamped tin design is 3D and features intricate raised detail. The layer of tin has openings so that the hand painted face, hands and feet of the Saint are exposed. Please see more pictures for alternate views.
Icon approx. 14 cm x 18 cm (5.5 in x 7.1 in)
Made with non-precious metal & tarnish free.
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St. Demetrios, an officer in the Roman army, was put into prison for converting soldiers to Christianity in Thessaloniki in the early fourth century. He urged his friend, Nestor, to fight a famous gladiator and prove that, through prayer, the power of God could make him victorious. When Nestor killed the gladiator, the emperor was so angry, he ordered both Nestor and Demetrios executed. For many in Greece, October 26 also signifies the end of summer when the shepherds come down from the hills for the winter. St. Demetrios is the patron saint of shepherds, crops, and the city of Thessaloniki.
Relics: Mt. Athos; St. Demetrios Church, Thessaloniki; procession and celebration in Thessaloniki on October 26