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« on: February 14, 2011, 04:48:59 PM »

Does anyone know where I can get an icon of these two saints together, much like other icons that include other Church fathers together?
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 05:56:57 PM »

No, I've not seen or commissioned one yet.

But I do have an icon of St Severus..

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 08:27:13 PM »

It would be really nice if they were together.  Our Church hymns sometimes put St. Dioscorus together with St. Severus, and sometimes St. Cyril with Severus (since they're both chanted as "pillars" of the faith).

That's a beautiful icon.  Is there one similar to that style with St. Dioscorus?
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 01:39:50 AM »

I haven't been able to afford another one yet.
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 03:43:23 PM »

Here is another icon of St. Severious
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 10:50:05 PM »

Here is another icon of St. Severious


Who is he between?  Which century is this icon?
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2011, 11:43:40 AM »

I'm almost sure I've seen an icon of Sts Disocorus & Severus together before, just can't recall where.

Here is another icon of St. Severus



On Wednesday February 16, 2011: Amshir 9, we commemorated his departure:

Coptic Synaxarium

The Departure of St. Severus, Patriarch of Antioch

On this day of the year 538 A.D., the holy father St. Severus, Patriarch of Antioch, departed. He was from Asia Minor. His grandfather, whose name was also Severus, saw in a vision someone telling him, "The child who is for your son will strengthen Orthodoxy, and his name will be after your name." When his son had this saint, he called him Severus. He was taught the Greek wisdom and church subjects.

Once, the saint was strolling outside the city, a shut-in saint came out of his cave crying, "Welcome to you Severus, teacher of Orthodoxy, and Patriarch of Antioch." Severus marvelled at how he called him by his name, for he did not know him before, and how he foretold what would become of him.

Severus grew in virtue and became a monk in the monastery of St. Romanus. The fame of his righteousness and his ascetic life spread out. When the Patriarch of Antioch departed, the bishops had a consensus to ordain him the Patriarch of the city in the year 512 A.D. The church was illuminated by his teachings which spread to all the universe, and he was one of the fathers who attended the Universal Council at Ephesus.

Shortly after, Emperor Anastasius died and Justinian, who was Chalcedonian in faith, reigned after him. He called upon this holy father and gave him great honors to persuade him to change his stand and to follow the Emperor's belief, but the Saint refused. The Emperor became angry, but the Saint did not fear his anger, and so the Emperor ordered him to be killed. Theodora, the Emperor's wife who was Orthodox in faith, knew about what the Emperor intended to do, so she told the saint to flee from his face.

St. Severus escaped to the land of Egypt and traveled everywhere and visited monasteries disguised as a monk. He strengthened the faith of the believers in the Orthodox doctrine. He dwelt in the city of Sakha in the home of a holy lay leader called Doretheos. God performed through him many miracles. He departed in the city of Sakha, and his body was relocated to the monastery of El-Zugag.

His prayers be with us all. Amen.   
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2011, 11:49:25 AM »

I'm almost sure I've seen an icon of Sts Disocorus & Severus together before, just can't recall where.

Here is another icon of St. Severus



On Wednesday February 16, 2011: Amshir 9, we commemorated his departure:

Coptic Synaxarium

The Departure of St. Severus, Patriarch of Antioch

On this day of the year 538 A.D., the holy father St. Severus, Patriarch of Antioch, departed. He was from Asia Minor. His grandfather, whose name was also Severus, saw in a vision someone telling him, "The child who is for your son will strengthen Orthodoxy, and his name will be after your name." When his son had this saint, he called him Severus. He was taught the Greek wisdom and church subjects.

Once, the saint was strolling outside the city, a shut-in saint came out of his cave crying, "Welcome to you Severus, teacher of Orthodoxy, and Patriarch of Antioch." Severus marvelled at how he called him by his name, for he did not know him before, and how he foretold what would become of him.

Severus grew in virtue and became a monk in the monastery of St. Romanus. The fame of his righteousness and his ascetic life spread out. When the Patriarch of Antioch departed, the bishops had a consensus to ordain him the Patriarch of the city in the year 512 A.D. The church was illuminated by his teachings which spread to all the universe, and he was one of the fathers who attended the Universal Council at Ephesus.

Shortly after, Emperor Anastasius died and Justinian, who was Chalcedonian in faith, reigned after him. He called upon this holy father and gave him great honors to persuade him to change his stand and to follow the Emperor's belief, but the Saint refused. The Emperor became angry, but the Saint did not fear his anger, and so the Emperor ordered him to be killed. Theodora, the Emperor's wife who was Orthodox in faith, knew about what the Emperor intended to do, so she told the saint to flee from his face.

St. Severus escaped to the land of Egypt and traveled everywhere and visited monasteries disguised as a monk. He strengthened the faith of the believers in the Orthodox doctrine. He dwelt in the city of Sakha in the home of a holy lay leader called Doretheos. God performed through him many miracles. He departed in the city of Sakha, and his body was relocated to the monastery of El-Zugag.

His prayers be with us all. Amen.  

Sometime in October, we also commemorate the day when he walked in a Coptic church when he was in hiding, and the Eucharist disappeared before the priest due to the revelation that someone of higher clerical rank is in the building.

When you celebrate a saint more than once in the year, this becomes very special.

And if you actually find this icon, let me know.

There's this other icon I saw online that was entitled to St. Severus, but he's standing next to someone else.  See the attachment.

If the one next to him is St. Dioscorus, does anyone have a fuller and larger image of this one?  And does anybody know where this icon is? (I like the fact that there's pillars around this saint)
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2011, 12:01:40 PM »

A quick google search brought me to this page:

http://st-takla.org/Saints/Coptic-Orthodox-Saints-Biography/Coptic-Saints-Story_1065.html

Its very possible the Saint next to him could be St. Dioscorus or even St. Cyril.

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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2011, 12:06:14 PM »

Sorry, Mina! Looks like we did the same google search at the same time.
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2013, 04:00:54 PM »

Another beautiful Icon of St. Severus by Stephane Rene. Here he is vested in the vestments of a Coptic Priest.

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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2013, 04:08:42 PM »

Another beautiful Icon of St. Severus by Stephane Rene. Here he is vested in the vestments of a Coptic Priest.


I'm not sure I like this. I mean, what reason is there for him not to be vested as a Bishop?
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2013, 04:27:17 PM »

^I agree that it is a bit peculiar. However this does not seem to be the first time such a thing has happened. In this Icon of St. Cyril, he is likewise vested as a Priest:



Does anyone have any idea as to why this is the case?
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2013, 11:25:17 AM »

Does anyone have any idea as to why this is the case?
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2013, 11:30:53 AM »

Does anyone have any idea as to why this is the case?

No idea. But Coptic priests have awesome headgear if this is what they wear.
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2013, 01:45:33 PM »

Does anyone have any idea as to why this is the case?

No idea. But Coptic priests have awesome headgear if this is what they wear.
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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2013, 11:55:05 PM »

Does anyone have any idea as to why this is the case?
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2013, 05:53:44 PM »

I'm not giving up! Tongue
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