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Saint Demetrius – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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Saint Demetrius is a great icon on naturally aged wood that came from a cell at Mount Athos. Monks are reusing wood from renovation works to make these icons which carries blessings from Mount Athos.

 

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: 20 x 24 x 2 cm

 

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Icon of Saint Demetrius on Naturally Aged Wood

Saint Demetrius was born between 280-284 AD and he was the son of an aristocratic family in Thessaloniki. So Thessaloniki remained the centre of his veneration, and he is the patron saint of the city. As a military, he quickly evolved into the ranks of the Roman army. His status as an officer did not prevent him from accepting the Orthodox faith and becoming Christian. Demetrius was imprisoned in Thessaloniki and he was tortured during the time of the emperors Diocletian and Maximianus in 305 AD.

The body of Saint Demetrius was buried in the place of his martyrdom, according to the authors of the greetings of Eustathios of Thessaloniki, Gregory Palamas and Demetrius Chrysoloras. His tomb was transformed into a deep shaft that breathes myrrh. From the myrrh that comes out of his tomb he also received the nickname Myrrh- streamer.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

Mount Athos monks try to use everything around them. Even perishable materials that seemed to have no use in the past are now utilized by Greek Orthodox monks. Old woods that are found after the renovation of cells are now used as a base of these icons.

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 people who are now able to purchase real treasures of unique spiritual value.

 

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: 20 x 24 x 2 cm

 

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Weight0.66 kg
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