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Icon nb 46
Size : 32 x 24 cm.
Gilded halo . Egg tempera.
Panteoleon was born in the city of Nicomedia into the family of the illustrious pagan Eustorgios. One day Pantoleon found a dead child on the street. He had been bitten by a great snake, which was still beside the child's body. Pantoleon began to pray to the Lord Jesus Christ to revive the dead child and to destroy the venomous reptile. He firmly resolved that if his prayer were fulfilled, he would become a follower of Christ and receive Baptism. The child rose up alive, and the snake died before Pantoleon's eyes. After this miracle, Pantoleon was baptized by St. Hermolaos with the name Panteleimon (meaning "all-merciful"). >>>read more...