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Archangel Michael – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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The brilliant magistrate of the inward forces Archangel Michael plays a key role in both the Old and the New Testament. His interventions are many and with the purpose of people’s salvation. The icon has been placed on naturally aged wood that comes straight from an Athonite Cell.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos 
Dimensions: 32 x 25 x 2,5 cm

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Icon with Archangel Michael on Naturally Aged Wood

The brilliant magistrate of the inward forces Archangel Michael plays a key role in both the Old and the New Testament. His interventions are many and with the purpose of people’s salvation. Archangel Michael appeared to Abraham at Isaac’s sacrifice. Then to Lot when he redeemed him with his family from the Sodom disaster. He appeared to Jacob when he was saved by his brother Esau who wanted to murder him. The Archangel Michael, in the form of nebula and fire, traveled in front of the Israelites when they were freed from the Egyptian bonds, showing them the way to the Promised Land.

When Lucifer, who belonged to the angels, revolted because of his pride against God, he wanted to become His likeness. A bunch of angels broke down from God and followed him. These angels, along with Lucifer, were persecuted and turned into demons. Then, the Archangel Michael, with humiliation and submission to God, gathered and joined the ranks of the angels, saying to them, “let us be careful not to fall from the light in the dark like Lucifer”. He thus preserved the glory of the other angelic orders. The Assembly of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and all the angelic battalions is celebrated on November 8th.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

Archangel Michael is depicted in frontal position while holding a spear with his right hand and a sphere in his left hand which symbolizes the world. He is wearing a bright – orange tunic and is depicted with wings that reveal his divine nature. The icon is adorned with a metallic halo and stands out with its great attention to detail. Mount Athos Monks deeply appreciate the historical and spiritual significance of the place where they live.

Even perishable materials that seemed to have no use in the past are now utilized by Greek Orthodox Monks. Thus, old woods that are found after the renovation of Holy Cells are used thanks to the wisdom of the monks. Woods that used to be supporting beams in the past are now used for the creation of these collectible icons. They continue to carry the Athonite blessing of Mount Athos since they come straight from this holy place. The wood has been carefully cut and preserved by Greek monks. On the back side of the icon two parallel cross – beams have been placed that support the image as well as leather hook in order for the hagiography to be hung on the wall.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos
Dimensions: 32 x 25 x 2,5 cm

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Weight1.1 kg

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