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Saints Constantine & Helen – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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A beautiful serigraph with Saints Constantine and Helen, also known as Constantine and Helen, Equal to the Apostles on naturally aged wood. The wood of this icon used to be part of a door leaf at a cell at Mount Athos.

 

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 22 x 1.5 cm

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Icon with Saints Constantine & Helen on Naturally Aged Wood

Saints Constantine and Helen, also known as Constantine and Helen, Equal to the Apostles or Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen. Constantine was born in 272 and he became Emperor when his father died in 306. In 312, he learned that his opponent, Maxentius, began marching to Italy. According to tradition, Jesus Christ appeared to him in a dream and told Constantine about the cross and its significance. After the dream, he ordered a labarum in the form of a cross, and he inscribed on it the name of Jesus Christ. On October 28, he officially marched and entered battle against Maxentius and won. In 325 he organized the First Council of Nicaea and he addressed the assembly personally. Under him and because of him all the persecutions against the Church ceased. Christianity triumphed and idolatry was overthrown.

His mother traveled to the Holy Lands in Jerusalem where she found the Tomb of Jesus and three crosses. Of these, it was believed that one must be that of our Lord, the other two of the thieves crucified with Him. At the inspiration of Saint Macarius, Archbishop of Jerusalem, a lady of Jerusalem, who was already at the point of death was brought to touch the crosses. As soon as she came near to the Cross of the Lord, she suddenly recovered and Helen declared the cross with which the woman had been touched to be the True Cross. On the site of discovery, Constantine ordered the building of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Churches were also built on other sites detected by Helen.

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 22 x 1.5 cm

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 19 × 22 × 1.5 cm

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