Andrew Stratelates

Region: Russia (Jaroslavl)
Period: 17th century
Size: 31 x 26,5 cm


Saint Andrew Stratelates is very rarely depicted independently on an icon. Andrew was a soldier in Emperor Maximian’s army, at the end of the 3rd century. He was appointed commander, earning him the title ‘Stratelates’. According to legend, in battle against the Persians, he called on his soldiers to pray to God for victory. He had to pay for this with death. The saint is depicted standing on the icon, looking to the left, at the Hospitality of Abraham, also called the Old Testament Trinity.