Hand-Painted Icon of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen

Hand-Painted Icon of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen
Product Code: P1530 [ custom-made ]
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  • a hand-painted tempera-on-wood reproduction of the original icon
  • available in two sizes: 6 2/3" x 8 2/3" (medium) and 8 1/4" x 11" (large)

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"Equal to the Apostles Emperor Saint Constantine the Great (February 27, 272-May 22, 337) was proclaimed Augustus by his troops on July 25, 306 and ruled an ever-growing portion of the Roman Empire to his death. Constantine is famed for his re-founding of Byzantium as "New Rome," which was always called "Constantine's City"—Constantinople. With the Edict of Milan in 313, Constantine and his co-Emperor removed all onus from Christianity. By taking the personal step of convoking the Council of Nicea (325) Constantine began the Roman Empire's unofficial sponsorship of Christianity, which was a major factor in the faith's spread. His reputation as the "first Christian Emperor" was promulgated by Lactantius and Eusebius and gained ground in the succeeding generations. The Orthodox Church keeps his feast on May 21, along with his mother, Empress Saint Helen, as Holy Equals-to-the-Apostles.

The holy and right-believing Empress Helen (also Helena and Elena), Equal to the Apostles (c. 248 – c. 329), was the mother of Emperor Saint Constantine the Great. Her feast day is on May 21, together with her son."
-- Source: OrthodoxWiki
 
"Having seen the figure of the Cross in the heavens,
And like Paul not having received his call from men, O Lord,
Your apostle among rulers, the Emperor Constantine,
Has been set by Your hand as ruler over the Imperial City
That he preserved in peace for many years,
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O only lover of mankind."
-- Troparion (Tone 8)

"Today Constantine and his mother Helen
Reveal the precious Cross,
The weapon of the faithful against their enemies.
For our sakes, it has been shown to be a great sign, and fearsome in battle."
-- Kontakion (Tone 3)

 

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