Icon with Silver – Virgin Mary Soumela | Father Pefkis

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The silver icon of Virgin Mary Soumela is a byzantine representation which stands out with its handmade details in a unique artwork which is made by father Pefkis, graduate of the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy of Mount Athos!
Dimensions: 18×23.5 cm

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Icon with pure Silver 925o depicting Virgin Mary Soumela

The Holy and wonderworking icon of Panagia of Soumela or Panagia Soumeliotissa was painted by the hand of St. Luke the Evangelist according to tradition.

The icon predates the historic Monastery of Panagia Soumela (386-1923), which was built at Trapezounta in Pontus, on a high rock, where the holy icon was kept for centuries.

The name “Soumela” comes from the Greek phrase “Stou Mela” (i.e. “at mount Melas”) and consequently signifies a particular locality in Pontus. In the Pontic Greek dialect it is pronounced “sou Mela”. Hence the meaning, “Panagia at Mt. Mela”.

Origin of the Icon Virgin Mary Soumela

The existing icon of Panagia Soumela was iconographed by the Evangelist Luke who was both a physician and an iconographer. According to tradition, whenever Luke drew icons of the Panagia, the Holy Mother was very pleased and blessed his works.

Furthermore, she encouraged him to draw more icons. When Luke died, his disciple named Ananias, took the icon and transferred it to the Church in Athens that was dedicated to the Panagia. Here the icon was venerated as “Panagia Athiniotissa”.

Icon of Virgin Mary Soumela made of pure silver by father Pefkis!

The silver icon of Virgin Mary Soumela is a byzantine representation which stands out with its handmade details in a unique artwork which is made by father Pefkis, graduate of the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy of Mount Athos!

 

Dimensions: 18×23.5 cm
Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop

 

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Weight0.7 kg

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