Icons of Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr
Icons of Saint Elizabeth Fedorovna Romanov, the New Martyr
Saint Elizabeth, a princess of German origin, married Grand Duke Sergius, Governor of Moscow. She voluntarily converted from Protestantism to Orthodoxy. In 1905, a deadly bomb killed her husband. Remarkably, she forgave the assassin and visited him in prison to make him repent. After losing her husband, she dedicated her life to the Convent of Saints Martha and Mary, a community of nuns focused on praising God and serving those in need. The Communists exiled her to Yekaterinburg in 1918 on the Pasha. In July, a team of Red Guards escorted them to a mine and threw them down a mine shaft.
Saint Elizabeth Romanov is the patron saint of Saint Elizabeth Convent. Her name is invoked in prayers for relief in difficult childbirth and for the healing of cancer.
Saint Elizabeth Romanov is depicted in Orthodox icons standing with her right hand pointing at the viewer and her left hand holding a replica of the Convent of St. Martha and Mary of Moscow, which she founded during her lifetime. In some representations, she is shown with a cross to symbolize her sacrifice and a rosary to emphasize her devotion.
Many icons depict the Grand Duchess alongside the nun Barbara, with Convent of St. Martha and Mary in the background. Beneath her feet is the pit into which her executioners threw her.
Another important scene in the icons of Saint Elizabeth Romanov is the murder of the Venerable Martyr Elizabeth and others with her. A convoy of Red Guards escorted her and the nun Barbara to the site of their execution at the mine. The image of Saint Sergius of Radonezh in the mine reminds us that she was martyred on July 18, the day his relics were recovered.
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Since 1998, we have been painting icons at St. Elizabeth Monastery. Thousands of treasured images have been delivered to churches and homes around the world. The religious and artistic significance of our works stems from long hours of precise work, respect for the Byzantine and Russian icon traditions, the skill of our painters, and the endless prayer that accompanies the making of our icons.
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