Saint Phanourios - Athonite
Saint Phanourios - Athonite
Saint Phanourios - Athonite
Saint Phanourios - Athonite
Saint Phanourios - Athonite
Saint Phanourios - Athonite
Saint Phanourios - Athonite
Saint Phanourios - Athonite

Saint Phanourios

Regular price $250.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Phanourios is a Saint of the Orthodox Church. His existence was unknown until the 14th century when his icon was found on the island of Rhodes, Greece among ruins. The icon, which looked like it had been painted that very same day, depicted the young Phanourios as a soldier, holding a candle. Around the border of the icon, twelves scenes depicted his life events, including his torture when he was beaten, burned, locked up in prison, crushed by a rock and thrown to wild animals, thus, revealing that he was a martyr. The faithful pray to Saint Phanourios to help them find lost objects, new jobs, health and happiness. 

Each year, he is honored by a symbolic cake (“Phanouropita”) baked in his name and blessed in the church by a priest with a lighted candle. 

Saint Phanourios is commemorated each year on August 27. 

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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.

Learn more about how our Holy Icons are made here.

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.

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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