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Dec. 29th. The Feast Day of the 14,000 Holy Infants killed by King Herod in Bethlehem. He thought that the divine Infant, whom he considered a rival, would be among the dead children. The murdered infants thus became the first martyrs for Christ.

July 22nd - Feast Day of St. Mary Magdalene From the link: "This icon depicts Christ's appearance to Mary Magdalene outside the tomb after His resurrection from the dead. by the hand of Deacon Matthew Garrett 6" x 8" holy-icons.com"

A faithful servant of Holy Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica (Oct 26), Holy Martyr Lupus (3-4th cent) witnessed his master's martyrdom. He then soaked his own clothing with the blood of Saint Demetrius and took a ring from his hand. With the name of Holy Great Martyr Demetrius, Saint Lupus worked many miracles. He destroyed pagan idols and was persecuted, but the Lord preserved him. He voluntarily delivered himself to the authorities, confessed Christ, and was beheaded. He deserved it.

The Holy Martyr Haifal the Deacon by order of the Persian emperor Sapor II was killed by stoning in the year 380, for confessing the Name of Christ.

Paramythia – A miracle-working icon of Mother of God and its feast Holy Mount Athos | Services | icon

Most Holy Theotokos save us!

Adoration of the Magi from Seven Scenes from the Life of Christ, ca. 1390. Austrian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1986 (1986.285.2) | These panels were commissioned for the private chapel in the castle of Ebreichsdorf, south of Vienna. #Cloisters

This is the most beautiful icon of St. Joseph and the infant Christ! Be sure and notice the four small images from the life of the Holy Family in the each corner!

Κοίμηση της Θεοτόκου, Saint Dimitrios Church, Thessaloniki, Greece

'Jesus is the Christ, one of the Holy Trinity. You are destined to be His heir.' St. Thalassios the Libyan

Coronation of the Virgin

Mary Magdalene,

Christ Bearing the Cross, ca. 1489–1500 Nicolaos Tzafouris (active by 1489, d. 1500) Greek (Crete) Oil and tempera on wood, gold ground

Η εικόνα του Χριστού του Αντιφωνητή στο χωριό Έμπα της Πάφου - The icon of Christ Antiphonitis at the village of Emba in Paphos

Christ & St. Mary Magdalene

Byzantine Icon with Christ Antiphonetes, c. 1350 or later

Christ annointed

First, a Cross, which indicates the Saint is a Holy Martyr. The reason martyrs are shown holding a cross is two-fold: firstly, martyr comes for the Greek for witness, and so these witnesses hold the preeminent symbol of Christianity: the Cross. Secondly, the Cross symbolizes the most perfect sacrifice of life for others, Christ’s own crucifixion.

Beautiful Icon of Christ

The Nativity of Christ. Festival icon. 2013

Icon with Christ Pantokrator Date: 11th–12th century Culture: Byzantin