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Russian Ukraine Icon - Saint Demetrius the Metropolitan of Rostov in silver cover

Saint Dimitry of Rostov (sometimes Latinized as Demetrius) (†1709) was a leading opponent of the Caesaropapist reform of the Russian Orthodox church promoted by Feofan Prokopovich. He is representative of the strong Cossack Baroque influence upon the Russian Orthodox Church at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries. During the 1680s, Dimitry lived mostly at the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, while his sermons against hard-drinking and lax morals made his name known all over Russia. He was appointed hegumen (superior) of several major monasteries of Ukraine but concentrated his attention upon the ambitious project of integrating all the lives of Russian saints into a single work, which he published as Monthly Readings or Menologion in 1684-1705.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 170-1009-025-040-SP1
  • Size: 10 1/4 x 9 inches (26 x 23 cm)
  • Age: Icon 18th century, the silver cover marked with 1865 date
  • Origin: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Materials: egg tempera on gessoed wood under a silver revetment cover. In contemporary frame
  • Price: $975
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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