Hand-Painted Icon of Saint Minas on Horseback

Hand-Painted Icon of Saint Minas on Horseback
Product Code: P1527 [ custom-made ]
Price: $359.95


  • a hand-painted tempera-on-wood reproduction of the original icon
  • available in two sizes: 7 7/8" x 11 4/5" (large) and 11 4/5" x 15 3/4" (extra large)


"Saint Minas (also Mina, Menas, Mena, Menes, Mennas; Coptic: Ⲁⲃⲃⲁ Ⲙⲏⲛⲁ) (285 – c. 309), the Martyr and Wonder-worker, is one of the most well-known Egyptian saints in the East and the West, due to the many miracles that are attributed to his intercession and prayers. Minas was an Egyptian soldier in the Roman army martyred because he refused to recant his Christian faith. The common date of his commemoration is November 11, which occurs 13 days later (November 24) on the Julian calendar. His feast day is celebrated every year on 15 Hathor in the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, which corresponds to November 24 on the Gregorian Calendar. In Eastern Orthodox Churches that follow the old style or Julian calendar, it is likewise celebrated on November 24. In the Eastern Orthodox Churches that follow the new style or Revised Julian calendar, as well as in the Catholic Church, it is celebrated on November 11.

In iconography, St. Menas has often appeared as a warrior on horseback, arriving to help the faithful or punish the unfaithful."
-- Source: WikipediA

"As godly-minded athletes and Martyrs who strove for piety,
the Church doth honour and glorify this day
the godly contests and travails of Menas the prizewinner,
noble Victor, brave Vincent, and valiant Stephanie,
and lovingly doth cry out and glorify Christ, the Friend of man."
-- Kontakion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone

"With great valour of soul,
thou didst strive in martyrdom,
and having fought the good fight,
O divine Great Martyr Menas,
thou from Heaven hast received the gift of miracles;
for God hath shown thee to the world
as a worker of great signs, and
He made thee our protector and
a swift help in afflictions and ever-vigilant defence from harm."
-- Apolytikion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone

"The most fearful contest of your martyrdom, stout-heartedly enduring,
O Great Martyr Minas, the divine gifts you brilliantly merited;
and being shown by God, as worker of miracles, you were sent to us as protector,
and in our needs as an aid, and helper most responsive to us." (Plagal of the 1st Tone)
-- Apolytikion of St. Minas


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