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Who is the Saint in this icon?

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Do you have a larger image? That is so small... it could be any number of male saints.
 

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No. Its also cut in half and fuzzy
 

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Yeah, that is the best I could do.
 

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Yeah, that is the best I could do.
Try going up to the front door, knock, ask them if you can come in to take a picture. The shady pic through the outside dirty window with the curtain obstruction doesn't work. Then ask them who the saint is.
 

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Ha ha. This picture is from 1990. The icon was in the background of a picture I took of my friend when she was getting ready for prom. Also in the picture, 90's hairband posters all over the wall. The poor icon was trapped in my friends bedroom with all that junk for years. I recently found these old high school photographs. I cropped it to just show the icon and post it on here for identification.
 

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Saint Nicholas of Japan?
 

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I'm going to guess it might be St. Nektarios.

You might be better able to narrow it down if you know the family's nationality (preference for various saints), family names, etc.
What was your friend's name? Perhaps it is his/her patron saint?
 

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Greek. I could just ask my friend to take a clearer picture of it and send it to me.
 

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Greek. I could just ask my friend to take a clearer picture of it and send it to me.
I think you need to do that. Otherwise, it's just a halo on a red mitre hat, an old man with a white beard, a blue cape, and something like a holy book in his hands. Certainly lots of holy people could fit that in Orthodoxy, and so to really narrow it down, you want the insignia around the head to show his name.

The hat looks more like a columnar pillar style mitre of a bishop than what St. Mark the Asetic looks like he is normally wearing in ikons.
 

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I think you need to do that. Otherwise, it's just a halo on a red mitre hat, an old man with a white beard, a blue cape, and something like a holy book in his hands. Certainly lots of holy people could fit that in Orthodoxy, and so to really narrow it down, you want the insignia around the head to show his name.
Yeah, exactly.

I'm still putting my money in St. Nectarius, though.
 

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Yeah, exactly.

I'm still putting my money in St. Nectarius, though.
I can't tell. St Nectarius usually has a black headress with a cape on it , whereas this one looks red.

How about St Nicholas? In some ikons he has a mitre.
 
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I can't tell. St Nectarius usually has a black headress with a cape on it , whereas this one looks red.
It looks black to me, the picture just has a strange hue. Iconographic red isn't usually that black.
 

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It looks black to me, the picture just has a strange hue. Iconographic red isn't usually that black.
Red hat, blue background, maybe a black cape on the hat, yellow halo, white beard, purple robe with white strip down the front like a bishop or monk could wear, maybe holding a book or Bible. Large body.

There is not much more visible in the photo.

Here is Nectarios:
 

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Yeah, I was thinking all of those saints as well. I still haven't asked my friend to send me a clear, current screenshot. This one is a crop from a 35mm camera photo back in the early 90s.
 
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