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Icon of St. Torquatus (1st century apostle in Spain)
« on: January 26, 2019, 07:29:47 AM »
Would anyone happen to have an Orthodox icon of St. Torquatus, the first century Christian preacher heavily involved in propagating Christianity in Spain and Portugal?  The patron saint of Spain is of course St. James the Great, but St. Torquatus looks as though he did a great deal of the organizational work on the ground, at least as much as Ss. Addai and Mari did in spreading Christianity among the Syriac-speaking people evangelized by St. Thomas the Apostle.

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Re: Icon of St. Torquatus (1st century apostle in Spain)
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 07:32:59 AM »
I don't know of any however, if you would like to have one commissioned I can recommend you to an iconographer who has done several icons of saints of Spain.

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Re: Icon of St. Torquatus (1st century apostle in Spain)
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 10:49:52 AM »
It's the first time I've read or heard about Torquatus apostle of Spain

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Re: Icon of St. Torquatus (1st century apostle in Spain)
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 01:18:14 PM »
Alpha,
Here is one to help answer your request:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torquatus_of_Acci

I know it isn't in the Eastern style, but Western saints are going to get more Western veneration and thus more Western styles.

On a sidenote, Alpha, may I please ask if you know of any Syriac Orthodox (I mean besides Malankara ones) or general OO forums besides the OO sections of OC.net and ChristianForums?
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Re: Icon of St. Torquatus (1st century apostle in Spain)
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2019, 04:45:52 AM »
Alpha,
Here is one to help answer your request:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torquatus_of_Acci

I know it isn't in the Eastern style, but Western saints are going to get more Western veneration and thus more Western styles.

On a sidenote, Alpha, may I please ask if you know of any Syriac Orthodox (I mean besides Malankara ones) or general OO forums besides the OO sections of OC.net and ChristianForums?

Nice.  I don’t know of any other Syriac Orthodox forums, but the new forum software on OCNet should enrich our community and increase participation in all of the forums.

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Εθη ἀρχαῖα κρατείτω. 
Mores antiqui obtineant.
The ancient ways shall prevail.

The sentiment of Nicea in Greek and Latin, translated into English.

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Re: Icon of St. Torquatus (1st century apostle in Spain)
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2019, 09:54:02 PM »
That's nice. My great-grandpa was called "José Torquato".
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