Her form is depicted in this genuine monastic handiwork, which was created by the Monks who live at the cell of St. Makarii on Mount Athos.
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The Great Martyr Anastasia the “Deliverer from Potions”, also Anastasia the Healer or Anastasia of Sirmium was martyred in Sirmium, Serbia and is known in Greece by the term “the Pharmakolitria “, since she has long been venerated by the church as a healer and exorcist. She lived in Rome during the era of Diocletian, was beautiful in appearance, virtuous and from a wealthy family. Her mother instructed her in the faith of Christ.
To help the imprisoned Christians she used to pick flowers, boil them, place their extract in vials and with the suitable proportions she managed to heal the sick. Her deeds and miracles spread throughout the area and her fame brought about her arrest under Diocletian’s persecutions. She was tortured and endured many torments and was eventually put to death by fire in the year 290. Her form is depicted in this genuine monastic handiwork, which was created by the Monks who live at the cell of St. Makarii on Mount Athos. A unique work of Byzantine art, this entirely handmade artwork is available via the Mount Athos product exhibition. The form of the Saint is attributed with elaborate touches and white lights on the cheeks and nose. The folds of the garment reveal an exceptional craftsman-hagiographer, while the background is adorned with 22K gold leaf and attributes to the hagiography the value of the Byzantine artwork.
She is commemorated by the church on December 22.
|Dimensions||2 x 22 x 30 cm|