Saint Julitta came from a noble family of Iconium. She widowed at a young age and devoted herself piously to the upbringing of her three-year-old son Kyrikos (Quiricus). At the time of Diocletian's persecution (303-305), when the Roman governor Dometian6s in the province of Lycaonia began to attack the Christians with persistent anger, she fled with the child and two servants to Seleucia in Isauria and then on to Tarsus in Cilicia. When she got there, the imperial envoy Alexandros began the pursuit. When the arrival of this noble woman was reported to him, he had her arrested and brought to his court with her son in her arms. Both suffered martyrdom. Her feast day is July 15th.

 

They serve as patrons of protection for families and for sick children.

 

Four scenes from the vita:

  • Saint Julitta before the imperial envoy Alexandros.
  • Julitta and Kyrikos flee from Lycaonia to Tarsus in Cilicia.
  • Saint Cyricus before the imperial ambassador Alexandros.
  • The martyrdom of Saint Julitta and her son Kyrikos.

 

Above: Christ blessing.

 

Background: white metal with gold lacquer.

Russian icon | Saints Julitta and Cyricus | 24773

SKU: 24773
  • Original antique Russian orthodox icon

    Certificate of authenticity from an independent expert at the Vienna Dorotheum
  • Age

    19th century
  • Size

    35.5 x 30.5 cm (14.0 x 12.0 in)

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