Emilian the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzicus c.) was fiercely tortured and imprisoned for venerating holy icons during the reign of Emperor Leo the Armenian. He died in captivity. He is celebrated Jan 8 and Aug
Nun and hermitess. According to tradition, she lived on the island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea before being kidnapped by Arab raiders. They took her to the island of Paros where she escaped and lived .
The Black Madonna of Czestachowa. The Eastern Churches usually have biblical religious figures painted in colours with more tanned/ebony, or Middle Eastern complexion, than those art in western churches. This is likely due to the fact that Eastern c