Saint Eleftherios - Athonite
Saint Eleftherios - Athonite
Saint Eleftherios - Athonite
Saint Eleftherios - Athonite
Saint Eleftherios - Athonite

Saint Eleftherios

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The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Eleftherios lived in the Roman Empire during a time in which paganism was the prominent religion. Saint Eleftherios was brought up Christian by his mother, and from a young age, he was very involved in the church. He became a priest at the age of 18, and a bishop when he was only 20 years old. Saint Eleftherios was a very intelligent bishop, he was a renowned scholar of the church and a great orator. As a result of this, Emperor Hadrian ordered a centurion, Felix, to find and capture him. Felix succeeded in finding Saint Eleftherios and his hidden church, walking in on him giving a sermon. Felix was captivated by the oratory of the brilliant Eleftherios. He felt bad about bringing treachery to the church and offered Eleftherios an escape. Eleftherios declined and forgave the man who brought him to the Emperor to undergo trial. He was put in prison, tortured and killed.

Saint Eleftherios is the protector of the expectant mothers and childbirth. His feast day is celebrated on December 15. 


This icon of Saint Eleftherios is reproduced, with permission, from the authentic icon painted by the monks in the Cell of St. John the Theologian Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou in Mount Athos, Greece. This icon is part of our collection "Icons from Mount Athos”, which features all icons from the Cell of St. John the Theologian.

This icon is made of solid, natural limewood (Tilia) that has been prepared by hand using traditional methods and organic materials. The background is comprised of 22 Karat gold leaves that were meticulously applied by hand, piece by piece. All of our icons are reproduced according to museum print standards and are authentic replicas of Holy Icons from Mount Athos and elsewhere. 

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From the moment you first hold your Holy Icon, you will see the exquisite details that bear truth to the meticulous preparation and creation of the image, as well as feel the depth and weight of the solid wood upon which it is portrayed. One of our larger icon dimensions (11.8" x 15.7"/30 x 40 cm) weighs more than 5 pounds! 

Because we value quality even in the details, your Holy Icon will be shipped in luxury packaging and can be presented as a gift for a friend or family member.

Dimension: 7.9" x 11" (20 x 28 cm)

Width Weight Style Backside Braces
1.8" (4.5 cm)
2.3 lb (1kg)
Recessed Wood

Dimensions and weights may slightly vary as these items are cut by hand.

We are proud to offer the highest quality products! However, if you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it for an exchange or refund, free of charge! We offer free return shipping for all orders, so long as: 
a) Item(s) are been purchased in the last 30 days.
b) Item(s) are returned with their original blue box and/or packaging.
c) Both the packaging and item(s) are in their original condition.

You can read our full Refund & Return Policy here.

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