Russian icon of the Apostle Saint Philip, XIX century, height – 53 cm.

The icon of the Apostle Philip depicts one of the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ, who was known for his deep knowledge of the Word of God and the Holy Scriptures. After the Ascension of the Lord, the Apostle Philip preached the Word of God in Galilee in Greece, in Syria, Asia Minor, in Arabia, Ethiopia and Phrygia, accompanying the preaching with miracles. On the orders of the ruler of the city of Hierapolis of Phrygia, the apostle received martyrdom on the cross.

Prayer to the Apostle Philip has a miraculous power. The faithful pray to the Apostle in the fight against the passions and temptations, in the search for truth, God-pleasing life and ridding one of premature death without repentance and the acceptance of the holy sacrament.