Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos – Antique Lithography | Mount Athos

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A lithography with the representation of Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos. The iconographer used the Byzantine style and the technique of handmade artificial maturation.

 

The icon is available upon order within 5 business days

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 29,5 x 2 cm

 

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Lithography with Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos

A lithography with the representation of Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos. The original icon is located at the Holy Monastery of Docheiari of Mount Athos since 1646. She protects the monks from every offense and insult, but also those who turn to her by faith, asking for her brokerage. Virgin Mary the Gorgoepikoos is an ancient wall-painting of the Blessed Virgin.

According to Orthodox tradition in 1664 a monk  heard a voice telling him: «Do not come past here with a torch, leaving smoke on my icon», but he didn’t pay much attention. The voice was heard again and again and after some time the monk got blind. After that he spent all his time in front of the icon praying to Virgin Mary to forgive and heal him. His prayer was granted when, for the third time, a voice was heard from the icon which told him that his supplication had been heard. Virgin Mary told the monks that they should leave all their needs at her «hands». She would hear them speedily, for her name is «Gorgoepikoos» which means «she who hears speedily».

Lithography: Characteristics

At this icon with the representations of Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos the iconographer monk used the technique of lithography to create this beautiful work of art. The monk was taught the technique of lithography at the workshops of iconography at the monasteries of Mount Athos. This particular icon was crafted with the Byzantine style with both the technique of lithography and the procedure of artificial maturation by hand. This icon can be an excellent gift for our friends or relatives because it is an artwork made with love from the monks of this holy place.

 

The icon is available upon order within 5 business days

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 29,5 x 2 cm

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Weight0.7 kg

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