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Saint John the Baptist – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood

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A beautiful icon with the representation of Saint John the Baptist on naturally aged wood. This piece of wood used to be part of a cell in the past.

 

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

 

Dimensions: 26 x 35,5 x 2,5 cm

Origin: Mount Athos

 

 

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Serigraph with Saint John the Baptist on Naturally Aged Wood

An icon with the representation of Saint John the Baptist. He was an ascetic and great prophet, who baptized Christ and became one of the most revered saints in the Orthodox Church. He was called to tell people to repent or to be sorry for their sins and to be baptized.

Before Christ began his public ministry He was saying to people: «I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs on his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire». John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. Luke tells us that the heavens opened at that moment and the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus. Because he baptized Christ, he is the patron saint of godparents. He is sometimes called the Angel of the Desert and because of this title, he is sometimes depicted with wings.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

That piece of naturally aged wood used to be part of a door leaf at a cell at Mount Athos. When the cell was renovated because it has suffered many damages through years monks kept the pieces of that old wood to use them as a base at the icons they create. Renovation works were necessary so the cell could  remain in good condition and monks can continue to live there. Every part of this cell is connected with the monks who lived there and carries within blessings and prayers from many years ago. At Mount Athos there are dozens of cells and some of them are located there for centuries. The old wood has been carefully cut and preserved by monks with excellent techniques on processing wood.

 

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

 

 

Dimensions: 26 x 35,5 x 2,5 cm

Origin: Mount Athos

 

 

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Weight 1.244 kg

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