Saint Panteleimon – Mount Athos Icon on naturally aged wood

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A unique icon with Saint Panteleimon in which his martyrdom is narrated. The wood of the icon carries a long history as it comes from a Mount Athos cell. After its renovation, the monks turned it into a unique icon.

Dimensions: 25.5 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm


Icon on naturally aged wood with Saint Panteleimon

Saint Panteleimon was descended from Nicomedia. He lived in the years of Maximianus (286-305 AD). His father Eustorgios believed in ancient Greek Gods. But with the admonitions of Panteleimon he became Christian. His mother, Evouli, came from a Christian family.

Panteleimon was trained in medicine by Efrosynos. He was baptized Orthodox Christian by father Ermolaos, who was priest of the Church of Nicomedia.

Some point, a young man was bitten by a snake and died. Saint Panteleimon, relying on Christ, raised him.

The occasion for the martyrdom of the saint was another miracle he did. He once healed a blind man who reported the fact of his healing to the king, telling him that he was cured by Panteleimon in the name of Christ and now he believes himself. The king ordered to decapitate the healed blind man and bring him Panteleimon. Saint Panteleimon was brought to the king who ordered his torture to deny his faith.

Saint Panteleimon was tortured with various ways. He did not bow, however, since the Lord appeared in front of him in the form of the spiritual Ermolaus to give him courage.

In the end, the king ordered to decapitate him. But as soon as the executioner stretched out his hand to cut off the head of the saint with his sword, the sword bent and the iron melted. In front of this marvelous event, the soldiers who saw it happening in front of them became Christians.

The saint, then, voluntarily surrendered to his martyrdom. According to tradition, no blood was poured from his wounds, but milk and the olive tree where it had tied it suddenly caught up.

Blessed Wood that came out of Heaven!

Mount Athos Monks deeply appreciate the historical and spiritual significance of the place where they live. They try to use everything around them for the glory of God.

Even perishable materials that seemed to have no use in the past are now utilized by Greek Orthodox Monks. Thus, old woods that are found after the renovation of Holy Cells are used thanks to the wisdom of Greek Orthodox Monks.

Woods that used to be supporting beams in the past are now used for the creation of these collectible icons.

They continue to carry the Athonite blessing of Mount Athos since they come straight from this holy place.

Thanks to Mount Athos Exhibition, these collectible icons can be found in the hands of cosmic people who are now able to purchase real treasures of unique spiritual value.

Monks tend to accompany their work with prayers while the creation of these unique works of Byzantine art is one of their daily occupations.


Dimensions: 25.5 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm

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Weight 1.03 kg


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