Saint Basil The Great Hand Painted Icon Egg By Morozov P.n. For Sale
Saint Basil the Great Hand Painted Icon Egg by Morozov
Saint Basil the Great
(и 5. Свят. Василий Великий) Egg
This Orthodox icon
shows Saint Basil the Great who was born about the end of the year 329 in
Caesarea of Cappadocia, to a family renowned for their learning and holiness.
Description: This is a beautifully hand painted wooden enameled egg. It has the icon
of Saint Basil the Great (и 5. Свят. Василий Великий) on one side.
texture to the tunic collar. Done in beautiful bold
colors. The icon side has a brown background with golden scrollwork around the
edge of the icon.
There is a gold halo around his head. Saint Basil wears a white
tunic with a black and red cross pattern. He also wears a bright yellow sash
with black crosses.
He has short brown hair and a long brown beard. The back of
the egg is done in a solid black color.
In small white print is the Cyrillic or
Greek lettering - и 5. Свят. Василий Великий.
Size/Measurements: 2 ¾ inches tall x 2 inches wide.
Weight: 1 ½ oz. or 43 grams
Condition: Beautiful condition! Only has been carefully displayed in a glass case.
Stand not included.
Artist Mark: Morozov P.N. 1992 Moscow/ Морозов П.Н. 1992 Москва
The Emperor Valens
himself was almost won over by Basil's dignity and wisdom. When Valens' son
fell gravely sick, he asked Saint Basil to pray for him.
The Saint promised
that his son would be restated if Valens agreed to have him baptized by the
Orthodox; Valens agreed, Basil prayed, and the son was restored.
the Emperor had him baptized by Arians, and the child died soon after. Later,
Valens, persuaded by his counselors,
decided to send the Saint into exile
because he would not accept the Arians into communion; but his pen broke when
he was signing the edict of banishment.
He tried a second time and a third, but
the same thing happened, so that the Emperor was filled with dread, and tore up
the document, and Basil was not banished.
The truly great Basil, spent with
extreme ascetical practices and continual labors, at the helm of the church,
departed to the Lord on the 1st of January, in 379. At the age of forty-nine.
His writings are
replete with wisdom and erudition, and rich are these gifts he set forth the
doctrines concerning the mysteries both of the creation (see his Hexaemeron)
and of the Holy Trinity (see On the Holy Spirit). Because of the majesty and
keenness of his eloquence, he is honored as "the revealer of heavenly
things" and "the Great."
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