Icon of the Venerable Zoya of Bethlehem

Early 20th-century icon of the Venerable Zoya of Bethlehem. This beautiful Orthodox icon depicts Zoya, a woman who once tried to tempt Saint Martinian to leave the monastic life and marry her. But she was so impressed by his devotion and love to God that she repented and asked the saint to guide her onto the way of salvation. The Venerable Zoya, along with Saint Martinian, is commemorated by the Orthodox Church on February 26 (Gregorian calendar).

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