Mounted Orthodox Icons of the Prophets (13)
These Silk Orthodox Icons are high quality reproductions made in Russia. They are silk printed giving them extra fine detail and the vivid full color usually found only in an original hand-painted icon. Each icon has an intricate metal gold and/or silver colored thin film deposited on the image giving the icon an extra shine and luster. The icons are mounted on wood with brown painted borders and edges.
Commemorated on December 17 / 30
According to Bishop Nikolai Velimirovch in The Prologue from Ohrid:
All four of them were of the royal tribe of Judah. When Nebuchadnezzar destroyed and plundered Jerusalem, Daniel, as a boy, was taken off into slavery together with Jehoiachin, King of Judah, and many other Israelites. The account of his life, sufferings and prophecies can be found in detail in his book. Utterly given to God, Daniel from his early youth received from God the gift of great discernment. His fame among the Jews in Babylon began when he denounced two lecherous and unrighteous elders, and saved the chaste Susannah from an unjust death. But his fame among the Babylonians stemmed from the day when he solved and interpreted the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar. For this, the king made him a prince at his court. When the king made a golden idol in the Plain of Dura, the Three Children refused to worship it, for which they were cast into the burning fiery furnace. But an angel of God appeared in the furnace and soothed the flames, so that the Children walked in the furnace untouched by the fire, and sang: `Blessed art Thou, Lord God of our fathers!` The king saw this marvel, and was amazed. He then brought the Children out of the furnace and did them great honour.