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Saint John the Russian – Antique Serigraph

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Serigraph with Saint John the Russian from the workshop of Byzantine art of Father Pefkis. A great icon with artificial maturation and covered with pure beeswax.

 

Origin: Workshop of Byzantine art of Father Pefkis

 

 

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Antique Serigraph with Saint John the Russian

Serigraph with Saint John the Russian was born of devout parents in 1690 AD in Russia and he served in the army at the time when Peter the Great was the tsar of Russia. He took part in the war against the Turks and was captured. Later he was sold as a slave to an Ottoman governor who took him to his town Procope in Asia Minor. In the beginning he was under a lot of pressure and humiliation to change his faith.

However his virtuous behavior made his master like him and let him to perform freely his religious duties. At the age of 40 he became seriously ill and died and his master allowed the Christians to bury him in the Christian way. He was buried in the church of Saint George and his body was placed in a marble shrine. The holy relic of the saint is kept in New Prokopi, Evia. The Church celebrates its memory on May 27th.

Serigraph: Characteristics

This particular icon comes from the workshop of Byzantine art of Father Pefkis and bears a seal and a certificate of authenticity. The artificial maturation is handmade, the colors used are in line with the Byzantine tradition, while the work has been created according to the style of the Macedonian school, which is followed in the workshop of Father Pefkis. The surface of this wonderful icon is covered with pure beeswax, so that the colors are kept bright over time. The iconographer father Pefkis is a graduate of the Athoniada Ecclesiastical Academy of Mount Athos and acquired his knowledge by studying alongside renowned teachers, while he is also a professor of iconography.

 

Origin: Workshop of Byzantine art of Father Pefkis

 

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