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Virgin Mary Glykofilousa – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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This is an axcellent icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Glykofilousa on naturally aged wood. This wood came from a renovated cell at Mount Athos. Every part of this cell is connected with the monks who lived there and carries within blessings and prayers from many years ago.

 

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: 18,5 x 27 x 2 cm

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Icon with Virgin Mary Glykofilousa on Naturally Aged Wood

Virgin Mary Glykofilousa, «Sweet-kissing» or «Loving Kindness» icon depicts Virgin Mary caressing her son, so that they appear to be kissing. In the Byzantine representations, the Child caresses her cheek while she appears sad, seemingly contemplating his coming Passion. Like Panagia Portaitissa, the icon with Virgin Mary Glykofilousa is one of the icons saved from the Iconoclastic Controversy and brought miraculously to Athos.

It was property of Victoria, the devout wife of senator Symeon, who, in order to save it she threw it into the sea. The icon reached the arsanas of the Monastery of Philotheou, where it was received with great honour.  At the point on the shore where they placed the icon, holy water gushed out. There each year on the Monday of the Diakainisimou Week, there is a procession and blessing with holy water.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

The history of this icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Glykofilousa has started many years before the monk completes the representation of this holy figure on canvas. The wood was naturally aged as it was part from a cell at Mount Athos which was renovated. It has been carefully cut and preserved by monks who created these collectible icons. During renovation works monks are keeping the old pieces of wood and they are turning them into these excellent works of art. In that way the wood continues to live with other usage, by becoming an icon. 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: 18,5 x 27 x 2 cm

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Weight 0.65 kg
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