Temple Gallery

Established 1959

Saint Agathonicus and Vita - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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YY016. Saint Agathonicus and Vita

19th century
31 x 26.5 cmClick here to convert metric size to imperial

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Agathonicus of Nicomedia was one of a group of saints (among them Zoticus, Theoprepius, Acindynus, Severian and Zeno) martyred during the reign of the Emperor Maximian (284-305). We know that his remains were kept in a church dedicated to him at Constantinople from references in 1200 by the Russian pilgrim Anthony. In the fourteenth century Philotheus, the archbishop of Selymbria, a district of Constantinople, devoted an encomium to the Martyr Agathonicus.

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