This triptych's central image is of St. Luke, Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea. A pioneering and world-famous surgeon, a confessor under torture, a bishop and a miracle-worker, St. Luke is truly one of the most amazing saints who suffered at the hands of the Soviets. Outspoken regarding his faith, he was exiled and tortured multiple times, yet the authorities could not deny his exceptional medical skills. He was appointed as a chief surgeon overseeing the treatment of injured soldiers during WWII, and received the Stalin award for his groundbreaking surgical work. Through the grace and boldness he has obtained before the throne of the Lord, he continues to work miracles and healings even after death, for those have undoubting recourse to his intercessions.
4 3/4" x 8" when fully open
A variation of the Pantocrator ("Lord over All") image of Christ the Savior. 7.25" x 9"
The Kazan icon was discovered on July 8, 1579, in the city of Kazan, after the Theotokos herself revealed its location. The icon was credited with helping Russia to repel...
A variation of the well-known "Lord over All" image of Christ (Greek: Pantocrator). Christ is depicted here as "The Teacher," holding open a passage from the Gospel which reads, "A new...
The Feodorovskaya Icon of the Mother of God was lost in the 13th century Mongol invasion of Russia, but was miraculously rediscovered by Prince Vasily of Kostroma several months later, while...