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December 27, 2012

An Athonite Icon of the Martyrdom of St. Stephen


The Martyrdom of St. Stephen the Protomartyr and Archdeacon

Vatopaidi Monastery, Mt. Athos (Mobile Icon)

Inscription on bottom reads:

"Remember Lord, Remember Master, Remember Holy One, Remember Protomartyr Stephen, on the Day of Judgement even me, the sinful Hieromonk Seraphim. The year 1805, October 17."

The Hieromonk Seraphim depicts himself kneeling in the icon, next to the scene of St. Stephen being stoned.