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Saint Minas – Icon on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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This is a beautiful icon with the representation of Saint Minas on naturally aged wood from Mount Athos. This wood came from a renovated cell at Mount Athos. Every part of this cell is connected with the monks who lived there and carries within blessings and prayers from many years ago.

 

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: 18 x 24 x 2 cm

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Icon with Saint Minas on Naturally Aged Wood

This is a beautiful icon with the representation of Saint Minas on naturally aged wood. Saint Minas or Menas became a Christian in adolescence. When he came of age, he decided to follow a career in the army and served as a cavalry officer in Asia Minor. When the great persecution of the Christians under the Emperors Diocletian and Maximian, began Saint Minas, true to his faith, resigned from the army and lived as a hermit in the mountains. When he was about 50 years of age, a divine vision revealed that the time had come for him to suffer martyrdom. He left the safety of the mountains and went down to the city, where he declared his faith before the idolaters. He was arrested, imprisoned, horribly tortured and eventually beheaded. Saint Minas was declared the patron saint of Heraklion during the Turkish period.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

The history of this icon with the representation of Saint Minas has started many years before the monk completes the representation of this holy figure on canvas. The wood was naturally aged as it was part from a cell at Mount Athos which was renovated. It has been carefully cut and preserved by monks who created these collectible icons. During renovation works monks are keeping the old pieces of wood and they are turning them into these excellent works of art. In that way the wood continues to live with other usage, by becoming an icon. This wood carries the blessings and prayers of monks outside the borders of Mount Athos. Thanks to Mount Athos Exhibition, these collectible icons can be a great present for our friends and relatives.

 

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: 18 x 24 x 2 cm

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Weight 0.6 kg

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