Tag Archives: Soldier-Saints

The Warrior Saints

Also called soldier saints, these are a group of saints who were generally soldiers in life, martyrs to Christ in death, and then latterly revealed as our heavenly protectors. But is their appearance in icons – equipped and ready for … Continue reading

Posted in History, Iconography, The Saints | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Saint George and the Dragon in Iconography

The wealth of images depicted in holy icons is overwhelming, yet one thing appears to unite them all. Despite not usually being painted in a naturalistic way, they are always concerned in depicting reality. In icons of the life of … Continue reading

Posted in Didactic Icons, History, The Saints | Tagged , , , , | 18 Comments