Icon Diptych - St. Panteleimon & St. Luke the Surgeon
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St. Luke, Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea, was a pioneering and world-famous surgeon, a confessor under torture, a bishop and a miracle-worker: truly one of the most amazing saints who suffered at the hands of the Soviets. Outspoken regarding his faith, he was exiled and tortured multiple times, yet the authorities could not deny his exceptional medical skills. He was appointed as a chief surgeon overseeing the treatment of injured soldiers during WWII, and received the Stalin award for his groundbreaking surgical work. Through the grace and boldness he has obtained before the throne of the Lord, he continues to work miracles and healings even after death, for those have undoubting recourse to his intercessions.
The Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon suffered torture and beheading for Our Lord at the hands of the Roman authorities at the beginning of the 4th century. He lived a life of self-sacrifice as an unmercenary physician and miraculous healer, and he has not ceased to intercede for those who pray to him, as numberless Christians even in our own time can testify. Here St. Panteleimon is depicted in the traditional manner, wearing the red robe of martyrdom and holding a box of medicines and a spoon for dispensing them.
3" x 5" when fully open