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Virgin Mary Full of Grace – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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This is an authentic Athonite icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Full of Grace on naturally aged wood from a cell at Mount Athos. This particular piece of wood came from a door leaf after renovation works. Monks decided to cut it and reuse it at their works of art.

 

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: 19 x 22 x 2,5 cm

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Icon of Virgin Mary Full of Grace on Naturally Aged Wood

Virgin Mary is known by many different titles or epithets and one of them is Virgin Mary Full of Grace from the angel’s greeting to Her. The Virgin Mary Full of Grace (Kecharitomene) received this particular epithet from Archangel Gabriel himself during the Annunciation. «Be happy Kecharitomene, the Lord is with you. You are blessed among all the women», the Archangel told Mary when he visited her to announce her that she would bring the Messiah to the world. «Kecharitomene»  means full of the grace of God, full of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. In the icon with Virgin Mary Full of Grace, Theotokos holds her Son affectionately and their faces touches each other. It is estimated that Virgin Mary has about 500 epithets depending on the way She was painted, the place where Her churches and monasteries are or even from traditions.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Full of Grace on naturally aged wood is a great gift for our loved ones. This piece of wood was once part of a door leaf in a cell at Mount Athos. After the renovation works monks decides to use it for icons. This small piece of wood carries within blessings and prayers from the monks who lived at this cell.

On the front the monk placed the canvas with the representation of Virgin Mary. On the back side of the icon two parallel cross – beams have been placed to support the image as well as a leather hook. On Mount Athos there are over 140 cells and many of them are located there for centuries. These pieces of wood are part of the history of Mount Athos. So monks decided to reuse them and give 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: 19 x 22 x 2,5 cm

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Weight0.7 kg

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