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Saint Porphyrios – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with Saint Porphyrios on naturally aged wood from Mount Athos. Even the cracks at the surface of the wood are creating a beautiful result with high aesthetic value.

 

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 21,5 x 2 cm

 

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Icon with Saint Porphyrios on Naturally Aged Wood

At this icon we have the representation of Saint Porphyrios who was born in the little village of St. John Karystia, in the province of Evoia. His parents, Leonidas and Eleni Bairaktaris christened him Evangelos. According to tradition he became a monk at the age or fourteen. He served in the skete of Kafsokalyvia, in the Cell of St. George, under two spiritual fathers: Fr. Panteimon and Fr. Ionnakios.

Later he was forced by pleurisy to depart the Holy Mountain and he returned to his birthplace, where he was elevated to the priesthood at the age of 21 by Porphyrios III, Archbishop of Mount Sinai and Raithu. With the outbreak of World War II he became a hospital chaplain in Athens. His later years were devoted to the construction of the Holy Convent of the Transfiguration of the Savior. After 1984 he returned to Mount Athos, occupying the same cell which he had earlier in life been forced to abandon.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

The excellent representation of Saint Porphyrios on canvas, the wood that was used at this icon, even the cracks at the surface of the wood are creating a beautiful result with high aesthetic value. This is an icon that has been created by an iconographer monk at Mount Athos on naturally aged wood from a renovated cell.

During renovation works monks are keeping the old pieces of wood and they are turning them into these excellent works of art. On the back side of the icon, with the representation of Saint Porphyrios, two parallel cross – beams have been placed to support the image as well as a leather hook. This wood carries the blessings and prayers of monks outside the borders of Mount Athos. Thanks to Mount Athos Exhibition, these collectible icons can be a great present for our friends and relatives.

 

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 21,5 x 2 cm

 

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Weight 0.59 kg

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