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The Holy Martyr Svetlana (Photinia) Byzantine Style Gold Body Icon

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  • Metal:
    585 (14kt) rose gold
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  • Height:
    20mm | 25/32"
  • Width:
    11mm | 7/16"

Saint Svetlana Orthodox icon pendant in rose gold carries an inscription in Russian on the reverse: 'Св. мученица Светлана, моли бога о нас' meaning 'St. Martyr Svetlana pray for us'.  Jewelry technique: laser cutwork over matte 585 gold. Made in Kostroma, Russia.

The Holy Martyr Svetlana is a Patron Saint of Orthodox Christian Laity and specifically of the women named Svetlana. Commemorated March, 20 / April, 2.

Life of the Saint: Svetlana (in Greek "Photina" or "Photinia" meaning "light") was the Samaritan woman who had the rare fortune to converse with the Lord Christ Himself at the Well of Jacob, near Sychar. Believing in the Lord, Photina afterward went to preach His Gospel with her two sons and five sisters. Later on they were arrested, taken to Rome and thrown into prison during the reign of Emperor Nero. By God's providence, Domina, the daughter of Nero, came into contact with St. Photina, who converted her to the Christian Faith. After imprisonment they all suffered for the sake of Christ. Photina, who was first enlightened with the light of truth at the well of Sychar, was thrown into a well where she died and entered the Eternal Kingdom of Christ.

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