Saint Prokopios Greek Orthodox Icon
High quality byzantine Orthodox handmade icons. Made in
Greece and constructed in the traditional Orthodox manner.
Iconographer: Elder Hadji-George Athonitou
Commemorates on: July 8
The holy Martyr Prokopius was born of a pious father named Christopher, but his mother Theodosia was an idolater. After Christophers death, she presented Neanias - for this was the Saints name before - to Diocletian, who was at Antioch in Syria. Diocletian made him Duke of Alexandria, and sent him there to punish the Christians. On the way to Alexandria, our Lord spoke to him, and turned this new persecutor to faith in Him. Neanias turned back to Scythopolis, and preached Christ. He was betrayed by his own mother, and was arrested and tormented in Caesarea of Palestine. While he was in prison, the Lord appeared to him again and gave him the new name of Procopius (which is derived from the Greek word meaning "progress, advancement"). He was brought out of prison and taken to worship the idols, but at his prayer, the idols fell; many then believed in Christ and suffered martyrdom, among them certain soldiers, twelve women of senatorial rank, and the Saints own mother, Theodosia. Saint Procopius, after further torments and imprisonment, was beheaded about the year 290.
The icon reproductions are created by iconographer monks of various Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece and all images are approved replications by the Greek Orthodox Church. As icons are considered to be the Gospel in image, these images are accurate and true Orthodox renderings, not second-hand interpretations. The icon images are mounted on solid wood and protected from tarnish with a varnish finish that seals in colors and creates a shiny luster.
Icons ship direct to you from Greece. Please allow 10-20 days for delivery.