Agios Ioannis ( Saint John the Baptist )
Name Day: January 7
This is a high quality Byzantine icon paper reproduction with glossy finish, mounted on a wood frame. The back of the icon has a hole for wall mounting.
This is a replica of a hand-made icon by iconographer and painter Zafiris. The original may be available for purchase and a quote will be provided upon request.
Size in inches: 5 x 7 x 1
Saint John the Baptist was a Jewish preacher and ascetic. He drew large crowds on the banks of the River Jordan, demanding from them repentance and baptism in view of the imminent coming of the Kingdom of God. Jesus was one of those whom he baptized. He was killed by Herod Antipas, whom he had denounced for his marriage. The historian Josephus writes that Herod had John killed for fear that John might raise a rebellion. Jesus' own ministry followed John's, and some of Jesus' early followers had been followers of John. Like Jesus, John preached at a time of political, social, and religious conflict, and he prophesied that fire was coming to destroy the wicked.