Theotokos Athonitissa - Athonite
Theotokos Athonitissa - Athonite
Theotokos Athonitissa - Athonite
Theotokos Athonitissa - Athonite
Theotokos Athonitissa - Athonite
Theotokos Athonitissa - Athonite

Theotokos Athonitissa

Regular price $97.00

The icon of Theotokos Athonitissa is the protector of all Fathers in Mount Athos, Greece and of all Christian Orthodox parishioners. 

The Story Behind This Icon:

The Virgin Mary is the protector of Mount Athos. A couple of decades after the Disciples had traveled the world preaching the Gospel, the Virgin Mary asked her Son for this peninsula of Mount Athos to be forever dedicated as a place of worship and prayer. Christ granted her wish and since then, monastic communities have thrived on Mount Athos under Her protection. On this icon, the Virgin Mary is depicted standing at the base of Mount Athos, with the Athonite saints surrounding her.

The icon is celebrated on August 28.


This icon is made of solid, natural limewood (Tilia) that has been prepared by hand using traditional methods and organic materials. The background consists 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.

Dimension: 5.9" x 11.8" (15 x 30 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
1.6" (4 cm) 1.6 lb (0.7 kg) Recessed Wood

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

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Icon Styles

Depending on the size and theme, Holy Icons are available in both Recessed and Level styles.



Backside Details

Backside details vary with icon size and serve to ensure that your Holy Icon will stand the test of time. 

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