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ST. CATHERINE

Type of icon: Mt. Sinai#: 11545

(St. Catherine can also be spelled St. Katherine or Katharine)

According to Bishop Nikolai Velimirovch in The Prologue from Ohrid:

The daughter of King Constus, she lived with her mother in Alexandria after her father`s death. Her mother was secretly a Christian and, through her spiritual father, brought Katharine to the Christian faith. In a vision, St Katharine received a ring from the Lord Jesus Himself as a sign of her betrothal to Him. This ring remains on her finger to this day. Katharine was greatly gifted by God, exceptionally well-educated in Greek philosophy, medicine, rhetoric and logic, and added great physical beauty to this. When the wicked Emperor Maxentius offered sacrifice to idols and ordered everyone to do the same, St Katharine came with daring before him and denounced his idolatrous errors. The Emperor, seeing that she surpassed him in wisdom and leaming, summoned fifty of the wisest men, to dispute with her about faith and put her to shame, but Katharine was wiser than they, and put them to shame. The furious Emperor commanded that all fifty wise men be burned. These wise men, at St Katharine`s prayers, all confessed the name of Christ at the moment of death, and proclaimed themselves Christians. When the martyr was in prison, she brought Porphyrius the general, with two hundred of his soldiers, to the Faith, and also the Empress, Augusta-Vasilissa. They all suffered for Christ. At St Katharine`s martyrdom, an angel of God appeared to her, stopping and breaking the wheel on which she was being tortured, and after that the Lord Christ Himself appeared to her, strengthening her. After many tortures, Katharine was beheaded with the sword at the age of eighteen, on November 24th, 310. Milk flowed from her body in place of blood. Her wonderworking relics are preserved on Sinai.

St. Catherine is a great intercessor for students!

This Icon This product is a laminated and mounted high quality icon print. The icon`s low luster laminate finish seals and protects it from dirt and moisture. It is mounted on high-quality wood and the edges are beveled and then painted in a traditional red color. The icon is keyholed on the back for immediate hanging.

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Binding: Extra Large: ~ 11`` x 17``
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