Virgin Mary Paramythia (blue)
25.00€ – 160.00€
The icon of Virgin Mary has been crafted in the workshop of Father Pefkis, former student of the Athonite academy on Mount Athos
According to the tradition, the original facial expressions and posture of Virgin Mary Paramythia the Mother of God changed. Τhe following amazing miracle happened:
The year 807 AD and while the abbot of the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi was inside the temple, he suddenly heard the voice of Virgin Mary who was telling him: “Do not open the gates of the monastery today, but climb on the walls and get rid of the pirates”. Surprised the abbot noticed that the face of Virgin Mary came alive while Jesus raised his right hand and tried to cover with it the mouth of Virgin Mary by saying: “No my mother, punish them because they deserve it” . But Virgin Mary grasped the hand of her Son. By turning her head, in order to free her lips, she repeated the same words. This latter formation of the faces remained permanently in the icon. The monks, after being miraculously saved by the pirates, thanked Virgin Mary. They named the icon Paramythia, which means alleviation or mitigation, concepts that equally attribute the occurrence of a miracle.
Virgin Mary Paramythia a unique work of art!
The icon of Virgin Mary has been crafted in the workshop of Father Pefkis, former student of the Athonite academy on Mount Athos and excellent hagiographer.