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Icon: St John the Warrior | F-17
 
 
Origin Russia
Period : Early 18th century
Size
: 56.1 x 34.3 cm
 
Provenance
 
:
 
The Alan Muller Collection, UK
 
In the Russian Church, Saint John the Warrior is revered as a great intercessor in sorrows and difficult circumstances. The Holy Martyr John the Warrior served in the imperial army of the Emperor Julian the Apostate (361-363). The year of his death is unknown, and the place of burial forgotten but he miraculously appeared to a certain pious woman and indicated the place of his repose. After which his relics were placed in a church of the Apostle John the Theologian in Constantinople.