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Saint Minas – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with the representation of Saint Minas on naturally aged wood. This piece of wood used to be part of a cell in the past but now is used for the creation of this collectible icon.

 

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: 19 x 23.5 x 1.5 cm

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Icon with Saint Minas on Naturally Aged Wood

This is a great 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

That piece of naturally aged wood used to be part of a door leaf at a cell at Mount Athos. When the cell was renovated because it has suffered many damages through years monks kept the pieces of that old wood to use them as a base at the icons they create. Renovation works were necessary so the cell could  remain in good condition and monks can continue to live there. Every part of this cell is connected with the monks who lived there and carries within blessings and prayers from many years ago. At Mount Athos there are dozens of cells and some of them are located there for centuries. The old wood has been carefully cut and preserved by monks with excellent techniques on processing wood.

 

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: 19 x 23.5 x 1.5 cm

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 19 × 23.5 × 1.5 cm

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