SIZE: 3 3/4" tall, when open size 5 1/2"
Diptych with icons
of St. Luke the Surgeo
n, Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea, Saint Matrona
the Blind of Moscow.
St. Luke the Surgeon (Voino-Yasenetsky)
, Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea, world-famous surgeon, doctor of medicine, professor, and State Prize winner, since 1944 he was the Archbishop of Tambov and Michurinsk, and later of Simferopol and the Crimea.
St. Luke is one of the most intriguing saints who suffered under the Soviets and was exiled and tortured multiple times.
While he was serving the church as an Archbishop, he was also practicing as a surgeon and taught and published many books and articles on regional anesthesia and surgery.