Brian Matthew Whirledge paints traditional Orthodox Byzantine icons and wall paintings for churches and homes. This blog showcases his work and artistic process in creating Orthodox icons. View his work and contact him at brianwhirledge.com
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.