Orthodox Icon of Abraham and Isaac Did you know that the Genesis story of Abraham and Isaac is one of the outstanding internal proofs that the Bible has been given to us by God? It is well established that this story was in the hands of the Jews long before the time of Jesus Christ – and yet it contains undeniable evidence that all that happened to Jesus was predicted in this story long ago.
St. Photini, the Samaritan woman. You may know the story from the Bible, but Orthodoxy tells us what happened next. Her son, Victor, was a Roman general who defied Nero. She and her daughters traveled to Rome and spoke with Nero, trying to convert him to Christianity. Instead, he launched a persecution, during which she and her children were executed. Here, she is show with her eight children, all of them also saints.