Icon of St. Lydia the Martyr - (1LY11)

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Martyr Lydia in Illyria

Commemorated on March 23

Holy Martyrs Lydia, Philetus, Macedonius and Theoprepius, and those with them: Saint Philetus was a dignitary at the court of the emperor Hadrian (117-138), a persecutor of Christians. For openly confessing his faith in Christ the Savior, Saint Philetus was brought to trial with his wife Saint Lydia and their sons Macedonius and Theoprepius. By Hadrian’s order, Saint Philetus was sent with his family to Illyria to the military governor Amphilochius to be tortured. 

Amphilochius gave orders to suspend them from a tree and to torture them with knives. After this, they were locked up in prison with the jailer Cronides, who believed in Christ. An angel came to them by night and eased their sufferings. 

On the following day the martyrs were plunged into a cauldron of boiling oil, but the oil cooled instantly, and the saints remained unharmed. The military governor Amphilochius was so astonished at this miracle that he himself believed in Christ and went into the boiling oil saying, “Lord, Jesus Christ, help me!” and he remained unharmed. The tortures were repeated when the emperor Hadrian came to Illyria. They threw the holy martyrs into the boiling oil again and again, but by the power of God they remained alive. 

The humiliated emperor returned to Rome, and the holy martyrs gave thanks to God, then they surrendered their holy souls to Him.

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  • 5
    Great Value

    Posted by David on 20th Jan 2017

    It's a tough question. It asks for an overall evaluation. For the price, It's a good value. I suppose if it were hand painted for that price I'd rate it a 5. However it's a print price wise, I'd give it a 5. Quality is good also, I'd buy from uncut again

  • 5
    Beautiful Work

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Mar 2015

    The icon was mounted beautifully on wood. Amazed at the price/quality ratio. Very pleased.