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Temple Gallery

Established 1959

Saint John the Warrior - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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UU004. Saint John the Warrior

Russian
17th century
30 x 24.6 cmClick here to convert metric size to imperial

£4,500Click here to convert price to USD or EUR

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The Holy Martyr John the Warrior served in the imperial army under the emperor Julian the Apostate (361-363). The year of the saint’s death is unknown. According to legend he miraculously appeared to a Christian woman and indicated where his remains lay. After this event his relics were placed in a church of the Apostle John the Theologian in Constantinople. In the Russian Church, Saint John the Warrior is revered as a great intercessor in periods of sorrow and difficulty. His feast day is July 30th.

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