Icon – Virgin Mary Paramythia • Βlue Garment | Father Pefkis

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The icon of Virgin Mary Paramythia has been crafted in the workshop of Father Pefkis, former student of the Athonite academy on Mount Athos and excellent hagiographer. Theotokos is depicted wearing a green tunic and a blue maphorion, colors that is friendly to the human nature. Christ is dressed in a white sleeved tunic and a brilliant himation.
Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop

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Virgin Mary Paramythia – the miraculous icon from Mount Athos!

According to the tradition, the original facial expressions and posture of Virgin Mary Paramythia the Mother of God changed after the following amazing miracle happened: The year 807 AD and while the abbot of the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi  was inside the temple, he suddenly heard the voice of Virgin Mary who was telling him: “Do not open the gates of the monastery today, but climb on the walls and get rid of the pirates. Surprised the abbot noticed that the face of Virgin Mary came alive while Jesus raised his right hand and tried to cover with it the mouth of Virgin Mary by saying: “No my mother, punish them because they deserve it”.  But Virgin Mary grasped the hand of her Son. By turning her head, in order to free her lips, she repeated the same words. This latter formation of the faces remained permanently in the icon. The monks, after being miraculously saved by the pirates, thanked Virgin Mary. They named the icon Paramythia, which means alleviation or mitigation, concepts that equally attribute the occurrence of a miracle.

Virgin Mary Paramythia a unique work of Byzantine art!

The icon of Virgin Mary Paramythia has been crafted in the workshop of Father Pefkis, former student of the Athonite academy on Mount Athos and excellent hagiographer.

Virgin Mary is depicted wearing a green tunic and a blue maphorion, colors that is friendly to the human nature. Christ is dressed in a white sleeved tunic and a brilliant himation.

Jesus is depicting raising his right hand and trying to cover with it the mouth of Virgin. Theotokos is portrayed grasping the hand of her Son and turning her head slightly to the right, in order to free her lips.

Virgin Mary Paramythia | Technique Used

This unique work of Byzantine art, Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing has been crafted with the method of silk screen painting. It comes straight from the Hagiography Workshop of Father Pefkis, former graduate of the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy. It has been coated with pure beeswax in order for his colors to remain unchanged over the passage of time. The handmade details of the icon stand out and give extra charm to this unique hagiography.

The icon bears the seal of authenticity by its creator father Pefkis, which proves that is a genuine artwork.

The byzantine hagiography workshop of Father Pefkis since 1980 is responsible for the creation of Byzantine Replicas according to the Athonite Hagiographical Tradition.

 

The Hagiography bears a seal of authenticity on its back side of the icon which proves that it is a genuine work of Byzantine art.

 

Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop

 

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