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It's a wall hung piece, very detailed and colorful byzantine style icon. The icon image is high quality print byzantine style (glossy paper). The icon is made with true iconography colors and it is a copy of a Byzantine icon.

 

Material: 

9x6.5cm / 3.5x2.5in 

20x15cm / 7.9x6in

20x27cm / 7.9x10.6in

28x38 cm / 11x15 in

 

Icons Layer:

High quality print reproduction.

 

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Saint Sophia and her Daughters Faith, Hope and Love

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  • Hagia Sophia and its three daughters Faith, Hope and Love martyred in the years of Emperor Hadrian (117 - 138 AD). The three daughters of Hagia Sophia took their names from the village of the New Testament: "νυνὶ δὲ μένει πίστις, ἐλπίς, ἀγάπη, τὰ τρία ταῦτα; (1 Corinthians 13:13).

    Hagia Sophia, an honest and God-fearing woman, quickly became widowed and came to Rome with her three daughters. There they were denounced as famous Christians. The emperor was then informed that the four women were Christians and ordered their arrest.

    After isolating the mother, they began interrogating the daughters. The twelve-year-old Faith was first presented to the king. With tempting reasons, Andrianos tried to persuade Faith to deny Christ and would give her everything, to live a happy life, but he faced the rigid mind of the young woman. The words of the Bible were a powerful response to the Faith: "In faith I live, in the love of God which cometh in me" (Gal. 2:20), that is, "I live inspired by my faith in Christ, who loved me. and he gave himself for my salvation. " Then, after torture, she was beheaded.

    The ten-year-old Elpida also answered the words of the Bible, when she was asked if she deserves to be subjected to such tortures: "We hoped in God alive, that he might be the savior of all men, even of the faithful" (1 Timothy 4:10). That is, "yes, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of the faithful." Immediately then she was beheaded.

    But the nine-year-old Love did not lag behind in answer either. He said that her existence is directed "to the love of God and to the patience of Christ" (2 Thess. 3: 5). Of course, it was not long before they beheaded her as well.

    Proud of her children, Sophia buried her daughters with honors and remained in their graves for three days, begging God to take her to him. God heard her prayer and Sophia surrendered her spirit next to the graves of her children.

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