Russian icon of the Apostle Saint Simon, XIX century, height – 53 cm.
The icon of the apostle Simon depicts one of the twelve disciples of the Savior. During the wedding ceremony of Simon, his stepbrother, Jesus Christ created his first miracle, namely, he transformed water into wine. Seeing this, the newly-made bridegroom believed in his brother Jesus Christ and became his zealous follower and disciple. Simon is especially revered in Abkhazia, where he converted hundreds of pagans to Christianity.