Saint John the Russian
His unwavering faith and his solid love for God were expressed with humility, diligence and patience.
Saint John the Russian was born in a Russian village at around 1690, by virtuous and faithful parents. His unwavering faith and his solid love for God were expressed with humility, diligence and patience. His holy relics were transferred from Cappadocia to New Procopius of Evia in Greece, during the exchange of populations after the Asia Minor Catastrophe and can be found there today. God honored Saint John in an excellent manner, by maintaining sterile and intact his relics which we can worship even today in the namesake Monastery of Evia.
From the Saint’s relics, his right hand that is missing can be found in the Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos. The lithographic icon of Saint John Pantanassa has been placed by the monks who live at the Holy Hut of St. George on Mount Athos, in a wood derivative, which has been worked with wax and resin. By applying high temperature, the wood took this particular shape and its distinctive black color.
This unique work of Byzantine art has been coated with gloss varnish in order to remain unchanged over time.
|Dimensions||20 x 26 cm|