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Virgin Mary of All Hope – Icon on naturally aged wood | Mount Athos

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The icon of Virgin Mary of All Hope on naturally aged wood from Mount Athos is one of the most rare representations of Theotokos. It is estimated that the authentic icon of Virgin Mary of All Hope came to Thessaloniki with Greek refugees from Asia Minor.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 25 x 2 cm

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Icon of  Virgin Mary of All Hope on naturally aged wood

A unique icon of Virgin Mary of All Hope on naturally aged wood from a cell at Mount Athos. The authentic icon is located at the church of Saints Constantine & Helen at Ippodromiou Square in Thessaloniki.

According to tradition the icon came to Thessaloniki with refugees from Asia Minor at 15th century. Experts in iconography came to study the icon, made preservation works and cleaned it carefully. At the year 1931 local newspapers had written that the icon of Virgin Mary of All Hope begun to weep.

 

Blessed Wood that came out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon of Virgin Mary of All Hope 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.

The old wood has been carefully cut and preserved by monks with excellent techniques on processing wood. On the front they 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. This icon can be a great gift for our loved ones.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 25 x 2 cm

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Weight0.8 kg

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