Constantine and Helena Raising The Cross, handmade Russian Icon. 19th Century.
The icon of Constantine And Helena raising The Cross.
Handmade Russian Icon 19th C.
The Icon is in very good condition. It is made in four different levels,
First wood, second canvas, third gold leaf and fourth the painting stage.
Size: 32.5x24 cm, 12.7x9.4 inch.
This item comes with a certificate from The Israeli Antiquities Authority.
Constantine and Helena Raising the Cross Icon displays the story of
Constantine sending Helena on a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands in search of the “Holy Sepulcher” and “The True Cross.”
They continued their search for days when their prayers were finally answered. Helena said it was then, “With sweet smelling dust and a flash of lighting pointed to the place where,” she instructed Judas to started digging. Finally, they uncovered three crosses, one thought to belong to Jesus Christ, and the others belonging to the two thieves that died alongside Him. To test and see which one of these crosses truly belonged to Jesus Christ, they searched for a leper at the outskirts of Jerusalem. Once one was found, they returned back to the site of Golgotha, the place of Jesus’ crucifixion. The leper was instructed to touch each of the crosses one by one. He touched the first one and nothing happened. He touched the second one and still, nothing happened. Finally, when he touched the third and final cross, the leper was instantly healed. It was this cross that healed the leper, and for that reason, it is known as the “The True Cross.