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Icon of Saint Leo the First (Great) Pope

Icon of Saint Leo the First (Great) Pope

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Wooden Icon of Saint Leo the First (Great) Pope

 

Leo the First (the Great) was pontiff in Rome in 440-461. Saint Leo, like a true shepherd, tirelessly defended Orthodox teaching from the Manichaean and Eutychian heresies. He took a personal part in the condemnation of the heresy of Eutyches at the Fourth Ecumenical Council in the city of Chalcedon. In 452, Saint Leo, by the power of his word, kept Attila, the leader of the Huns, from destroying Rome, and in 455 he convinced Genseric, the king of the Vandals, not to shed blood and not to set Rome on fire.

For his piety and successful defense of Orthodoxy, he was called “The Great.” He died in 461, leaving behind a message to Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople, about the two natures of Jesus Christ - Divine and human. In addition, about 100 of his simple but powerful sermons and about 140 letters to various persons, rich in psychological observations, have reached us.

The relics of Saint Leo rest in the chapel named after him in the Vatican Cathedral in Rome.

 

The icon is made by printing on a wooden board. Paints are mineral, do not fade with time. The thickness of the board is 2 cm. The board is covered with soil by hand. The image is covered with wax. Each icon has a metal mount on the back side so that you can hang the icon on the wall.

Our icons are made by Orthodox craftsmen. You can read more about the technology here: https://iconsofsaints.com/pages/how-is-the-icon-made

We hope it will be a good gift for you and your loved ones.

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