Our two sided Saint Cyprian Double Icon is hand made by the three generations of the family of Nikolenia from the small village of Tagarades outside of Thessaloniki.
The Hieromartyr Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, was born in about the year 200 in the city of Carthage (Northern Africa), where all his life and work took place. Thascius Cyprianus was the son of a rich pagan senator, and received a fine secular education becoming a splendid orator, and a teacher of rhetoric and philosophy in the school of Carthage. He often appeared in the courts to defend his fellow citizens.
On one side you will find the image of Saint Cyprian and on the opposite side you will find the prayer:
“Lord our God, the King of the ages, the almighty and almighty, who changes everything and transforms only by will, turn the sevenfold furnace and the flame in Babylon into dew, and keep your holy three children safe. The physician and healer of our souls, the safety of those who hope in you, we beseech you and beseech you, keep away, flee and drive away every devilish energy, every satanic attack and every plot, wicked curiosity and harm and the eyes of evildoers and wicked people of your servant (here) and or under beauty or prowess or happiness or zeal and envy or cruelty it happened, he, philanthropic Despot, stretching out your strong hand and your arm the strong and the highest and bishops inspect this creature of yours and this Angel of peace, ruler, guardian of soul and body, may he rebuke and drive away from him every evil will, every drug and tyranny of corrupt and envious people. Under you is your suppliant guarded, with thanksgiving sing to you. "Lord, I am a helper and I am not afraid of what man will do to me." Again. "I do not fear evil, that you are with me. That you are God, my ruler, mighty ruler, prince of peace, father of the age to come." Yes, Lord our God, have mercy on your creature and save your servant from all harm and influence of oppression, and above all protect him from all evil. Ambassadors of the most blessed, glorious Lady of our Theotokos and eternal Mary, of your luminous Archangels and all your Saints. Amen.”
The Icon in approximately 8” tall and each side is 5” wide.