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Is this icon of who it says it is?
« on: September 20, 2011, 08:24:16 PM »
Saint Porphyrius the Mime (or Actor) of Caesarea is a saint who really resonates with me for reasons I don't fully understand. I've had a hard time finding an icon of him online.

http://www.athineon.com/en/saint_porphyrius_hand_painted_50_60.aspx

Is this him as this kind of shady looking site alleges or is it Saint Porphyrius of Gaza? The attributes could go either way, I think. St. Porphyrius of Caesarea was converted in the midst of parodying baptism for Julian the Apostate but then again that could be a communion chalice (hence St. Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza).

Also, St. Porphyrius of Caesarea was a martyr who didn't have time to write anything, whereas St. Porphyrius of Gaza has sayings attributing to him. Can anyone translate his scroll for me?
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Re: Is this icon of who it says it is?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 10:00:14 PM »
Well, I'd be grabbing it, nevertheless. I mean it's marked down from 900 euros to 899 euros, what more could one ask?  ::)

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Re: Is this icon of who it says it is?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 10:01:45 PM »
I see the word "Mimeon" on the icon.

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Re: Is this icon of who it says it is?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 10:05:10 PM »
I believe the scroll says, 'baptize (or baptizing) them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.'

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Re: Is this icon of who it says it is?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 10:08:33 PM »
Yeah, I thought it said "mimeon" as well.

And thanks, biro. :)
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