The Nativity of Jesus – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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The Nativity of Jesus, the beginning of the salvation of the human being is presented on naturally aged wood which comes straight from an Athonite Cell. Mount Athos Monks utilize even the perishable materials and transform them into unique icons.

 

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: 28 x 25 x 2.5 cm

 

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Icon with the Nativity of Jesus on Naturally aged wood

The Nativity of Jesus has long been counted as one of the Twelve Great Feasts. Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, was born of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in the city of Bethlehem during the reign of the emperor Augustus (Octavian). The Nativity is one of the greatest, most joyful and wondrous events in the history of the world. The angel said to the shepherds, “Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: you shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Then suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly hosts, glorifying God and saying: Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Those who heard these things were astonished at what the shepherds told them concerning the Child. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen” (Luke 2:10-20).

Thus the Nativity of Jesus, a most profound and extraordinary event, was accompanied by the wondrous tidings proclaimed to the shepherds and to the Magi. This is a cause of universal rejoicing for all mankind, “for the Savior is Born!” Concurring with the witness of the Gospel, the Fathers of the Church, in their God-inspired writings, describe the Feast of the Nativity of Christ as most profound, and joyous, serving as the basis and foundation for all the other Feasts.

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 Orthodox Monks. Thus, old woods that are found after the renovation of Holy Cells are used thanks to the wisdom of Greek Monks. Woods 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. The wood has been carefully cut and preserved by Greek Orthodox Monks. On the back side of the icon two parallel cross – beams have been placed that support the image as well as leather hook in order for the hagiography to be hung on the wall. The icon bears the seal Mount Athos on its back side.

 

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: 28 x 25 x 2, 5 cm

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Weight0.98 kg

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