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Saint Gregory the Theologian – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A great icon with Saint Gregory the Theologian placed on wood of natural aging. The wood comes from a restored cell of 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 24,5 x 1,5 cm

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Icon with Saint Gregory the Theologian on Naturally Aged Wood

Saint Gregory spent six years in Athens studying rhetoric, poetry, geometry, and astronomy. When he completed his education, Saint Gregory remained for a certain while at Athens as a teacher of rhetoric but in 358 he quietly left and returned to his parents at Nazianzus. Saint Basil the Great made Saint Gregory bishop of the city of Sasima, a small town between Caesarea and Tyana. Later Saint Gregory came to Constantinople to combat heresy. In the year 379 he began to serve and preach in a small church called «Anastasis» (which means resurrection). Like David fighting the Philistines with a sling, Saint Gregory battled against impossible odds to defeat false doctrine. Saint Gregory’s literary works (orations, letters, poems) show him as a worthy preacher of the truth of Christ. In five sermons or «Theological Orations», Saint Gregory first of all defines the characteristics of a theologian.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

At this particular icon the iconographer monk used as a base a piece of wood that has long history. The cracks at the surface of the wood confirms its age and the fact that for many years it was part of a door or a ceiling beam or even part of the furnishings in a cell at Mount Athos. When some of these objects had to be replaced the monks, with absolute respect, kept the old pieces of the wood and after the required maintenance they reuse them as a base for these beautiful icons. They are cutting and processing the wood with excellent techniques so they can use it later for their artworks. Renovation works are necessary at many cells so they can remain in good condition and monks can continue to live there.

 

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 24,5 x 1,5 cm

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Weight0.7 kg
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