Saint John the Evangelist & Saint Prohoros

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This exceptional copy has been imprinted on canvas against a gold leaf background and was hand finished with egg powder color. It is an artwork of the Byzantine hagiography workshop of Father Pefkis.
Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop

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The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle and Evangelist John (also John the Theologian or John the Divine) was one of the original twelve Apostles, and wrote the Gospel bearing his name; three canonical letters: I John, II John, and III John; and the Book of Revelation.

His primary feast day is celebrated on May 8, that of the twelve apostles on June 30, and his repose on September 26. His symbol is the eagle.

In his own Gospel account, he refers to himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved” rather than use his name. He was the youngest of the twelve apostles, and especially close to the Lord. This closeness is often portrayed in icons of the mystical supper, where St. John leans on Jesus.

He was present for the Transfiguration of Christ with Peter and his brother James.

St. John was exiled to the island of Patmos by Emperor Domitian around 90-95 A.D., and it was there that he received and wrote the Book of Revelation.

The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Prochorus of the Seventy was among the first deacons in the Church along with Stephen, Philip, Parmenas, Nicanor, Timon and Nicholas. Although they died at various times and in various places, they are commemorated together on July 28. St. Prochorus is also commemorated on January 4 with the Synaxis of the 70 Holy Apostles.
In the Acts of the Apostles (6:1-6) it is said that the twelve Apostles chose seven men full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, and appointed them to serve as deacons.

St. Prochorus at first accompanied the holy Apostle Peter and was made by him bishop in the city of Nicomedia. After the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, Prochorus was a companion and coworker of the holy Apostle John the Theologian and was banished to the island of Patmos together with him. There Apostle and Evangelist John wrote down the Book of Revelation concerning the final fate of the world. Upon returning to Nicomedia, St. Prochorus converted pagans to Christ in the city of Antioch and there he received a martyr’s crown.

Hagiography Saint John the Evangelist & Prohoros – Composition

This exceptional copy has been imprinted on canvas against a gold leaf background and was hand finished with egg powder color. It is an artwork of the Byzantine hagiography workshop of Father Peukis. This famous Greek hagiographer has studied the sacred art of iconography on Mount Athos and the Athonite academy.

Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop

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