The Nativity of Jesus
Iconographically, the Nativity of Jesus is a very intricate theme, based on the texts of the Gospels according to Luke (2:1-20) and Mark (2:9-11), but also on apocryphal sources, as far as the number of Magi or the midwife and her help, Salome's presence

Panagia Glykophilousa
Known also as Virgin and Child Glykophilousa, ”Sweet kissing” , this representation is a variant of the Eleusa theme, characterized by a more tender relation between Mother and Child, their faces touching affectionately.

One of the Theotokos iconographical representations, Panakranta, meaning the All Mercifull, is always depicted seated on a Byzantine royal majestic throne.

Platytera ton ouranon is one of the Virgin Mary’s attributes, meaning in Greek “more spacious than the heavens”.

Potiphar’s Wife Falsely Accusing Joseph
The story of Patriarch Joseph’s youth has often been a source in Christian literature, allegorically foretelling Jesus’ life.

Sabaoth/Lord of Hosts
Sabaoth is one of the attributes of God in the Old Testament, being translated from Hebrew as the Lord of (Heavenly) Hosts

Sacra conversazione
Sacra conversazione, as iconographical theme, originated in the West, being frequent in Renaissance Italy. The earliest known representations have been dating from the first quarter of the 15th. century.

Saint Apostle James, brother of the Lord
St. Apostle James, known also as James the Just, was, according to Christian apocripha, Jesus' half-brother, Joseph's son from a previous marriage.

Saint Barbara
St. Barbara, or Varvara as she is known in the East, is one of the Great Martyrs of the Christianity.

Saint Basil the Great
St. Basil the Great, also called Basil of Caesarea, was the bishop of Caesarea Mazoca in Cappadocia.

Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki, the Great Martyr
Because there are two hagiographies connected with St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki, one assigning him a high position in the Roman administration, the other a military career, the iconographic canon depicting him has never reached the level of standardizati

Saint Ephrem the Syrian
Saint Ephrem the Syrian was a deacon, a theologian and a prolific Syriac-language hymnographer of the 4th. Century. The austerity of his character is suggested by a narrow face, high cheek-bones, oversized eyes and a stern mouth.

Saint Euphrasia (Eupraxia)
The hagiographic legend telling the life of Euphrasia, presents her as descendant of a high aristocratic family, related to Emperor Theodosius the Great, 4th. century.

Saint George
According to the hagiographic legend, St. George was a Roman officer, born into a Christian family, originary from the Greek Middle East.

Saint Gregory of Dekapolis
A monk, hermit and thaumaturge, an indefatigable traveler and a fierce defendant of icons during the apex of the iconoclast period, Gregory is ordained late in his life.

Saint Gregory the Great (the Dialogist)
Pope Gregory I (590-604) is commonly known as St. Gregory the Great, but also as St. Gregory the Dialogist, due to his work “Dialogues”...

Saint Haralambos
The hagiographic legend identifies St. Haralambos as one of the first bishops of Magnesia (in Greece).During the reign of Septimius Sever – 2nd-3rd. century – the persecutions against Christians, as part of the imperial policy, became more numerous...

Saint John Chrysostom
St. John Chrysostom appears frequently in manuscript illuminations or as the church patron's icon, but is less frequent represented in fresco paintings.

Saint John Climacus
Choosing to become a monk quite early in his life and being a hermit for many years, St. John Climacus is represented as an elderly man with ascetic facial traits, clad in a monastic outer-cassock, the hood frequently covering his head.

Saint John of Damascus
Usually the character is depicted standing or bust, seen frontally or semi-profile. He is represented as an ascetic, elderly man with white hair and beard.