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Virgin Mary Hodegetria – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with Virgin Mary Hodegetria. That piece of wood that used to be part of a cell in the past is now used for the creation of this collectible icon.

 

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: 34 x 25 x 2 cm

 

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Icon with Virgin Mary Hodegetria on Naturally Aged Wood

A great icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Hodegetria. According to Orthodox tradition the icon of Virgin Mary Hodegetria is the first icon of the Church and the prototype is said to have been painted by the Apostle Luke and later it was sent in Constantinople. However there is another version that says that the prototype has long been in the Katholikon of the Monastery of Vatopedi.

Tradition says that in 1730 the icon suddenly disappeared from its place, although the gates of the Monastery were locked and was found at the Monastery of Xenophontos. Everyone thought that someone had stolen it, and so the icon was brought back to its old place. But a short while afterwards the same incident happened again. The monks from Vatopedi were now convinced that this was a miracle and decided to respect the will of Theotokos. From that day this icon is at the Monastery of Xenophontos.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Hodegetria on naturally aged wood is a great gift for our loved ones. This piece of wood was once part of a door leaf in a cell at Mount Athos. After the renovation works monks decides to use it for icons. This small piece of wood carries within blessings and prayers from the monks who lived at this cell.

On the front the monk placed the canvas with the representation of Virgin Mary. On the back side of the icon two parallel cross – beams have been placed to support the image as well as a leather hook. On Mount Athos there are dozens of cells and many of them are located there for centuries. These pieces of wood are part of the history of Mount Athos. So monks decided to reuse them and give us a small piece of this history.

 

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: 34 x 25 x 2 cm

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Weight1.035 kg

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