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The Story Behind This Icon:
Saint Olga lived in the early tenth century A.D. in Russia. She married into the royal family through Prince Igor the First, whose father was the first leader of Russia. After her husband was murdered, Olga was the temporary ruler of the state (for almost twenty years) until their son, Svyatoslav was old enough to rule himself. She was well known for her strong and stable administration. During her time in power, Olga went to visit Constantinople, in which she found Christianity and converted. She returned back to Kiev to live the rest of her life in peace. Although she, herself did not convert the Russian people to Christianity, by becoming Christian herself, she influenced her people and her descendants to follow suit.
Saint Olga's feast day is celebrated on July 11.
This icon is made of solid, natural limewood (Tilia) that has been prepared by hand using traditional methods and organic materials. The background is comprised of 22 Karat gold leaves that were meticulously applied by hand, piece by piece.
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