Saint Theodore the Recruit (Tyro) was a Christian and enlisted Roman soldier who disobeyed a command to sacrifice to idols. He was thrown in prison to be starved to death. Christ appeared to him and strengthened him. He confessed Christ to the governor, was tortured and finally burned alive on February 17, 306.
Deisis. Acrylic and gold on birch panels. 18x12 inches (45x30cm)
I recently finished this Deisis with Saints Nicholas and Patrick. Deisis (Greek: δέησις, "prayer" or "supplication") is a traditional depiction in Byzantine iconography of Christ Pantocrator enthroned, flanked by the Theotokos and St. John the Baptist in prayer. Often, other saints are featured in prayer to Christ.