Antique Icon of Saint Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow


Antique icon of Saint Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow, painted in the late 17th century. Saint Philip, in the world Theodore, was a Russian Orthodox monk descended from the noble family. He was raised to the rank of Metropolitan of Moscow during the reign of Ivan the Terrible. It is believed that it was the Tsar who had Saint Philip murdered at the Otroch Assumption Monastery in Tver for his opposition to royal power. In 1652, at the initiative of Patriarch Nikon, the relics of Philip were returned to Moscow.

Antique Icon of Saint Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow


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