Saint Eustathios – Antique Lithography | Mount Athos

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Antique lithography with Saint Eustathios. It is said that he heard a voice calling him to follow the One and Only God.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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Antique Lithography with Saint Eustathios

Saint Eustathios was an officer in Rome and is said to have embraced Christianity after a miracle he witnessed. According to tradition, he once hunted a deer, which had a cross on its horns, while he heard a voice calling him to follow the One and Only God. Shortly afterwards he was baptized a Christian by the name of Eustathios. His wife Theopistis was baptized with him, as well as their two children Agapios and Theopistos. However, when the Emperor learned that he had embraced Christianity, he exiled him and his entire family. But he had to bring him back some time later to help him in the wars he waged. However, the successor of the emperor, demanded that Eustathius sacrifice to the idols, something that Saint Eustathios vigorously refused. Thus began the torture of him and his family. Eventually, they all died in a bronze incandescent ox.

Antique Lithography: Characteristics

At this icon the iconographer monk used the technique of lithography to create this beautiful work of art. The monk was taught the technique of lithography at the workshops of iconography at the monasteries of Mount Athos. This particular icon was crafted with the Byzantine style with both the technique of lithography and the procedure of artificial maturation by hand. This icon can be an excellent gift for our friends or relatives because it is an artwork made with love from the monks of this holy place.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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