06 works, Today, November 27th, is Saint Onuphrius’ (ابو نفر‎‎)day, his story, illustrated #330

Unknown artist
Detail; St. Reverend Onufrey Vel, c. date 18-early 19’s

Russian miraculous icon of Onuphrius
The Great Transfiguration Convent, the village of Golovchintsy, Khmelnitsky and Starokonstantinovskaya dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Onuphrius or Onoufrios lived as a hermit in the desert of Upper Egypt in (Upper Thebaid) the 4th or 5th centuries. Onuphrius was one of the Desert Fathers who made a great impression on Eastern spirituality in the third and fourth centuries, around the time that Christianity was emerging as the dominant faith of the Roman Empire…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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