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Offline Agabus

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Who is that other guy in the St. George icon?
« on: September 17, 2013, 04:30:35 PM »
Who is the little fellow riding the horse with the saint in this icon?

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Re: Who is that other guy in the St. George icon?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 04:57:07 PM »
No clue. The first time actually ever seeing an icon of St. George with anyone on his horse with him.
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Re: Who is that other guy in the St. George icon?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 05:22:58 PM »
No clue. The first time actually ever seeing an icon of St. George with anyone on his horse with him.

There is also a little king on the bottom at the left. None have halos except St. George.
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Re: Who is that other guy in the St. George icon?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 01:28:03 PM »
I found this description over at monachos.

http://www.monachos.net/conversation/topic/6682-little-man-on-the-back-of-st-georges-horse/

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The "little man" probably symbolizes a posthumous miracle reputedly performed by St. George:

During their invasion of Paphlagonia the Agarenes (Moslems) took many people into captivity, among them a young boy who was a servant in the church of St. George in Phatris. Some of the prisoners were killed, the rest turned into slaves. The boy was of such beauty that he was chosen as a servant for the Arabian ruler. As he rejected the offer to become a Muslim, he was sent to work in the kitchen. In his misfortune the poor boy prayed to Saint George. Once at evening, when he was lying in bed, he heard a voice coming from the yard and calling his name. The boy opened the door and saw a rider who caught him and placed behind himself on the horse. Then the steed rushed forward and started to gallop. The rider brought the boy to a certain building, and then disappeared. The exhausted youth fell asleep and next morning was awakened by the people, who were dismayed because his Arabian clothes suggested the presence of enemies. The boy recognised those people as monks. As it transpired, he had been brought to Monastery of St. George. All of them went to a church to offer a thanksgiving prayer to God for saving the youth.

Another version of the story has the young man miraculously returned to his parents after they pray to St. George.
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Re: Who is that other guy in the St. George icon?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 01:33:05 PM »
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Re: Who is that other guy in the St. George icon?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2013, 01:40:47 PM »
No clue. The first time actually ever seeing an icon of St. George with anyone on his horse with him.

There is also a little king on the bottom at the left. None have halos except St. George.

It's "she".

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Re: Who is that other guy in the St. George icon?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2013, 02:08:14 PM »
No clue. The first time actually ever seeing an icon of St. George with anyone on his horse with him.

There is also a little king on the bottom at the left. None have halos except St. George.

It's "she".

Okay, then, who is "she?"
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Re: Who is that other guy in the St. George icon?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2013, 04:23:31 PM »
No clue. The first time actually ever seeing an icon of St. George with anyone on his horse with him.

There is also a little king on the bottom at the left. None have halos except St. George.

It's "she".

Okay, then, who is "she?"
I always assumed it was the princess he saved.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2013, 04:23:49 PM by Agabus »
Blessed Nazarius practiced the ascetic life. His clothes were tattered. He wore his shoes without removing them for six years.

THE OPINIONS HERE MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED ORTHODOX CHURCH