Icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (mid 16th cent.)

Icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (mid 16th cent.)
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SVT. Nicholas, Bishop Of Myra


 
Direct print on linden panel.
 This icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was painted for the Dormition church of Boris' and Gleb's monastery in the vicinity of Rostov Veliky. The icon is presently kept in Yaroslavl State Museum. St. Nicholas' half-length images are the most ancient and widely spread. He is depicted while giving a blessing with the closed Gospels in His left hand, often together with the Saviour, the Mother of God and other Saints. This icon is peculiar, as together with St. Nicholas, it depicts the Saviour and the Mother of God in connection with the so-called 'Nicean Miracle.' In 325, in Nicea, the First Oecumenical Council took place attended by St. Nicholas. Unable to bear the heretical statements made by Arius, the St. Bishop slapped hi on the cheek. For that, he was defrocked and imprisoned in a tower. But soon the Fathers of the Council were persuaded by the vision of Lord Jesus Christ offering the Gospels to St. Nicholas and the Mother of God presenting him with a Bishop's omophorion some of them had. Thus St. Nicholas was glorified as a God's Man and his dignity was reinstated. Feast days: December 6 (19) and May 9 (22).

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