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Russian Icon - Two Orthodox Saints: St. Venerable Theodore of Tabennese & St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra

St. Venerable Theodore of Tabennese (†368), also known as Abba Theodorus and Theodore the Sanctified, was the spiritual successor to Pachomius and played a crucial role in preventing the first Christian cenobitic monastic federation from collapsing after the death of its founder.

Saint Nicholas of Myra (270 - 343), was a historic 4th-century Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolas the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus. His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 293-046-045-SP1
  • Size: 13 3/4 x 11 inches (35 x 28 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1860s
  • Origin: Provincial Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price: $925
  • Orthodox Cross
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