Archangels Michael & Gabriel – Engraved Lithography – Mount Athos


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Engraved lithography with Archangels Michael and Gabriel. Our Church celebrates the two Archangels Michael and Gabriel on November 8.


Origin: Mount Athos


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Engraved Lithography with Archangels Michael and Gabriel 

The faithful and devoted to God Archangel Michael is the defender of the poor and weak people. He protects them from the evil and the hateful devil’s hatred. In countless cases, this protection has been manifested by miraculous events. Primarily, however, as our Church teaches, he protects the souls of the people who are eager to the Lord, from the attacks of the demons and their efforts to prevent souls in their course to God. Archangel Michael is the one who appeared to Abraham at Isaac’s sacrifice. Then to Lot when he redeemed him with his family from the Sodom disaster.

In the Old and New Testaments are recorded the numerous interventions and benefits that the Archangel Gabriel has done. He was the one who brought the news to Zacharias that he would give birth to John the Baptist, but also to Joachim and Anne that they would give birth to the Most Holy Theotokos. Gabriel fed Virgin Mary who lived for twelve years in the temple, in the sanctuary of the saints, with heavenly food. He was the one who conveyed to her the joyful news, that she would give birth to the Son of God. Our Church celebrates the two Archangels Michael and Gabriel on November 8.

Engraved Lithography: Characteristics

A wonderful icon, which has been created with the technique of lithography and is upgraded in quality and aesthetics thanks to the engraved natural wood, but also the gold leaf, which is used in the background of the representation. The technique of lithography is very widespread and is taught in the iconography workshops of Mount Athos, while at the same time it is used by several monks to create exceptional works of art. At this icon the monk used a lithographic copy of Byzantine art to create this artwork, while it is worth mentioning that the natural wood of the icon is worked exclusively by hand.



Origin: Mount Athos


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