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Saint Sophia, Faith, Hope and Love – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with Saint Sophia and Her daughters Faith, Hope and Love on naturally aged wood. This piece of wood used to be part of a cell in the past but now is used for the creation of this collectible icon.

 

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: 25,5 x 33 x 2,5 cm

 

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Icon with Saint Sophia, Faith, Hope and Love on Naturally Aged Wood

The Holy Martyrs Saint Sophia and her daughters Faith, Hope and Love. Faith was twelve, Hope ten, and Love nine. Saint Sophia raised them in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. Saint Sophia and her daughters did not hide their faith in Christ, but openly confessed it before everyone. When the holy virgins and their mother came before the emperor, everyone present was amazed at their composure. They looked as though they had been brought to some happy festival, rather than to torture.

They burned the holy virgins over an iron grating, then threw them into a red-hot oven, and finally into a cauldron with boiling tar, but the Lord preserved them. All three maidens were beheaded, and joyfully bent their necks beneath the sword. According to tradition Saint Sophia sat by the graves of her daughters for three days, and finally she gave up her soul to the Lord.

Blessed Wood that Came Out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon with the representation of Saint Sophia and her daughters came from a renovated cell from Mount Athos which has suffered many damages through years. Renovation works were necessary to remain in good condition so monks can continue to live there. Monks are replacing doors, window shutters or ceiling beams but they are keeping the pieces of wood so they can reuse them. They are cutting and processing the wood with excellent techniques so they can use it later for their artworks such as these icons. These pieces of wood are part of the history of Mount Athos. So monks reuse them and they are giving us a small piece of this history.

 

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: 25,5 x 33 x 2,5 cm

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Weight1 kg

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