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Virgin Mary Axion Esti – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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A great artwork that has been placed on aged wood, that comes straight from an Athonite Cell! The icon in the hagiographic type of Virgin Mary Aksion Esti, has been crafted according to the Russian style.

 

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: 23 x 30 x 4, 5 cm

 

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Virgin Mary Axion Esti on Naturally Aged Wood

At this icon Virgin Mary is gently holding Jesus and placing her head on the His face. But at the same time She has a profound sadness in Her look because she is already aware of the future Passion of Christ. Axion Estin is the icon of Theotokos which stands in the high place of the altar of the katholikon at Karyes on Mount Athos.

According to tradition an unknown monk, who called himself Gabriel, came to a cell at Mount Athos, where a young monk was living and they began the Vigil together. During the Ninth Ode of the Canon, when they began to sing the Magnificat, the young monk sang the original hymn «More honorable than the Cherubim…» and afterwards the visiting monk chanted it again, but with «It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos …» preceding the original. As he sang, an icon of Virgin Mary began to radiate. When the young monk asked his visitor to write the words of the new hymn down, he took a roof tile and wrote on it with his finger. The young monk knew then that the visitor was no ordinary monk, but the Archangel Gabriel.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

Mount Athos Monks deeply appreciate the historical and spiritual significance of the place where they live. They try to use everything around them for the glory of God. Even perishable materials that seemed to have no use in the past are now utilized by Greek Monks. Thus, old woods that are found after the renovation of Holy Cells are used thanks to the wisdom of Greek Orthodox Monks. Wood that used to be supporting beams in the past are now used for the creation of these collectible icons. They continue to carry the Athonite blessing of Mount Athos since they come straight from this holy place. Thanks to Mount Athos Exhibition, these collectible icons can be found in the hands of cosmic people who are now able to purchase real treasures of unique spiritual value.

 

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: 23 x 30 x 4, 5 cm

Additional information

Weight1.8 kg
Dimensions23 × 4.5 × 30 cm

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