Virgin Mary Paramythia | Antique Painting Technique with gold leaf halo

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Virgin Mary Paramythia, is a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary from the holy and great Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos. In this unique depiction, the talented hagiographer has decorated the icon with gold leafs on the halos of Virgin Mary and Christ. The handmade details and the antique painting technique that has been used add extra charm to the icon.

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Virgin Mary Paramythia with handmade details and gold leaf halo!

Panagia Paramythia, the Vatopedi Mother of Consolation, or Comfort is an 8th century miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary from the holy and great Monastery of Vatopedi, Mount Athos, Greece. The icon is commemorated January 21.

Where is the icon located on Mount Athos?

The icon is a wall-painting and is on the right choir of the chapel named after it. Α perpetual lamp burns in front of the wonderworking icon and a Canon of Supplication is chanted in honor of the icon every day while on Fridays the Divine Liturgy is celebrated.

The icon of Virgin Mary Paramythia | technique

The icon stands out with its handcrafted details and is adorned with gold leafs on the halos of both Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ. The antique painting technique that has been used adds extra charm to the icon.

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