Protection of the Mother of God in bust | Mount Athos icon on naturally aged wood

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The Greek word Skepi (Σκέπη) has a complex meaning. First of all, it refers to a cloak or shroud, but it also means protection or intercession! Discover a unique icon depicting Virgin Mary Theotokos which has been crafted by a hagiographer – Monk from Mount Athos.
Dimensions: 28 x 25 x 2, 5 cm

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A unique icon of the Protection of the Mother of God on wood from a renovated Mount Athos Cell

The Protection of the Mother of God is one of the most beloved feast days on the Orthodox calendar among the Slavic peoples, commemorated on October 1. The feast is celebrated additionally on October 28 in the Greek Orthodox Church. It is also known as the feast of the Virgin Mary’s Cerement. In most Slavic languages the word “cerement” has a dual meaning of “veil” and “protection.”
The Greek word Skepi (Σκέπη) has a complex meaning. First of all, it refers to a cloak or shroud, but it also means protection or intercession. For this reason, the name of the feast is variously translated as the Veil of Our Lady the Protection of the Theotokos or the Intercession of the Virgin Mary.

Blessed Wood that came out of Heaven!

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 Orthodox 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.

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.

Monks tend to accompany their work with prayers while the creation of these unique works of Byzantine art is one of their daily occupations.

Blessed Mount Athos Woods – Preservation

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 handcrafted icon the Protection of the Mother of God is unique and its design can not be repeated!

The icon bears the seal Mount Athos on its back side.

 

Origin: Mount Athos
Dimensions: 28 x 25 x 2, 5 cm

 

Discover a unique collection of icons that have been crafted by Mount Athos Monks and carry their blessings!

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Weight 0.97 kg

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