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Icon of Sts. Nestaris, Ierh Nicolas and Dimitris?
« on: April 28, 2015, 06:58:44 AM »


Can anyone confirm that this icon shows the following:

Saint Nestorius (?) - Nestaris: would that be the founder of Nestorianism?
Saint Ierh Nicolas  -  Saint Nicholas of Bari I suppose;
Saint Dimitris - guess he's the one of Thessaloniki.

It's a Romanian icon so any clarification will be appreciated.
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Re: Icon of Sts. Nestaris, Ierh Nicolas and Dimitris?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 07:58:58 AM »
I couldn't upload the photo so I'm using it (temporarily) as an avatar.
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Re: Icon of Sts. Nestaris, Ierh Nicolas and Dimitris?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 08:54:25 AM »


Can anyone confirm that this icon shows the following:

Saint Nestorius (?) - Nestaris: would that be the founder of Nestorianism?

It wouldn't be him, since he was condemned as a heretic by the EO (including the Romanians) and the OO. The only church that doesn't consider him a heretic is ACOTE, but they don't usually use icons.

There are, however, several saints named Nestor, which is very similar. Nestor/Nestorius was quite a common name in ancient times. The earliest St. Nestor lived in the third century, long before the 5th century schisms.
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Re: Icon of Sts. Nestaris, Ierh Nicolas and Dimitris?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 09:10:52 AM »
If your St Dimitris is St Demetrius of Thessaloniki, there is a St Nestor associated with him. Anyway, the image is upside down, as well as too small, and I for one won't be standing on my head to figure out what's going on. Perhaps uploading it to an image hosting service and linking to it would help.
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Re: Icon of Sts. Nestaris, Ierh Nicolas and Dimitris?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 12:43:38 PM »
In the meantime, I got a PM from an expert on iconography. The saints are:

St Nektarios of Aegina, a Greek bishop who died in 1920, and was proclaimed a saint of the Church in 1966.

The mitred saint in the middle is St Nicholas of Myra, and the warrior-saint on the right is Great-martyr Demetrius of Thessaloniki.

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Re: Icon of Sts. Nestaris, Ierh Nicolas and Dimitris?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2015, 03:53:10 PM »
In the meantime, I got a PM from an expert on iconography.

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