The St. Nina ikon has arrived! St. Nina (Nino), a 4th Century Saint, is the enlightener of Georgia. She is numbered with the great rank of Saints known as "Equal to the Apostles." You can read a brief summary of her life HERE. The ikon is hand painted and is contained within a hand-carved wooden case, both made in the Republic of Georgia. Also, most remarkably, on the ikon itself there is a relic of the Holy Saint: a piece of her hair. Her relics, including her hair, have been known to be miracle-working. O Holy Saint Nina, equal to the Apostles and enlightener of Georgia, pray to God for us!