Saint Barbara lived in the late third century. She came to realize the idols her father worshipped were false gods, and she resolved to live in virginity and devotion to Christ. Her father, troubled by Barbara's new beliefs, sent her to live in civilization. There she befriended several Christian women, and she was baptized. She later returned home, and she was martyred at the hands of her own father. In the icon, Saint Barbara wears the crown of martyrdom and holds a cross. Her feast is celebrated on December 4.
This icon was painted by Fr. Theodore Koufos.