Hospitality of Abraham – Antique Painting Technique

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The Hospitality of Abraham shows the three angels who visited Abraham and received warm hospitality by him. Next to Abraham, his wife Sarah is depicted as well. The biblical event is a pre-notification of the mystery of the Holy Trinity!
Dimensions: 15×20

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HOSPITALITY OF ABRAHAM – ANTIQUE PAINTING TECHNIQUE – FATHER PEFKIS

The Hospitality of Abraham shows the three angels who visited Abraham and received warm hospitality by him. Next to Abraham, his wife Sarah is depicted as well. The biblical event is a pre-notification of the mystery of the Holy Trinity!

Hospitality of Abraham

The iconography is dedicated to the Holy Trinity as it presents a scene from the Old Testament, the Hospitality of Abraham.

For the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, apart from the explicit testimonies of the New Testament, hints can be found in the Old Testament. One of these hints is the appearance of God to Abraham in the form of three men.

In Genesis (18.1), God appeared to Abraham at the Oaks of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance of his tent. He looked up and saw three men standing. He ran from his tent to greet them and bowed before them. Then he set a lavish table. During their discussion, the unknown visitors told Abraham that his wife Sarah, despite her advanced age will have a child within a year, as it actually happened.

Church Fathers in this biblical event saw a foreshadowing of the mystery of the Holy Trinity, which was fully revealed in the New Testament.

Therefore the hospitality of Abraham is portrayed in this specific icon. Later on, in the Biblical narrative, two of the three men appear as angels, and this is why they are illustrated in their angelic form. Such image existed and was honored in ancient times, in the place where the hospitality of Abraham took place, according to the testimony of Eusebius of Caesarea.

Hospitality of Abraham Icon – Materials and Origin 

The iconography has been crafted in the workshop of father Pefkis, former student of the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy – Mount Athos. It has been painted on carved wood and has been covered with pure beeswax to withstand the ravages of time.

Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop
Dimensions: 15×20

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Weight 0.70 kg