The Icon Of “SV. Great Martyr Barbara”. St. Petersburg, XIX - n. XX V.

The Icon Of “SV. Great Martyr Barbara”. St. Petersburg, XIX - n. XX V.
Board, multi-layered oil painting. Dimensions: without frame - 28,5х35,5 cm; in Kyoto - 46х51 see Saint Petersburg, the late XIXth - early XXth century


This beautiful and smart girl went through a lot of torture for Christ at the father's pagan rage. Before the execution of St. Barbara prayed to God that all who will be remembering her martyrdom, to ask for her assistance, were spared from sudden death without confession and the Holy communion. The Lord accepted the request of the Martyr. That is why Barbara is a unique Saint, she's the only one, which the Church learned on the icon to hold the Holy Chalice, which according to the canons of the Church can not relate to none of the laity - only the priest. In Orthodox iconography only the righteous John of Kronstadt depicted with a chalice in her hand. Through the prayers of Saint Barbara sent abundant of healing, Holy pray about the softening of parental anger and self-will, the deliverance from despondency and sadness.
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