Saint Sabbas the Sanctified - Athonite
Saint Sabbas the Sanctified - Athonite
Saint Sabbas the Sanctified - Athonite
Saint Sabbas the Sanctified - Athonite
Saint Sabbas the Sanctified - Athonite
Saint Sabbas the Sanctified - Athonite

Saint Sabbas the Sanctified

Regular price $115.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Sabbas was born in a small Cappadocian village in 439 A.D. He lived in a monastery with Euthymius the Great, the teacher of the desert, from a very young age. As he rose in the ranks of the monastery, he became the spiritual father of many other monks and the archimandrite for all the desert monasteries of Palestine in the Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Throughout his life he lived in caves, coming to the monastery on Sundays for Liturgy. He lived to the age of 94 and slept in Christ in 533. The monastery he lived in still exists to this day, Holy Lavra of Saint Sabbas, which was founded in 483 by Saint Sabbas.

Saint Sabbas’ feast day is celebrated on December 5.


This icon is made of solid, natural Limewood 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.

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Benjamin Keppler
Another stunningly beautiful icon!

I purchased this icon for a Pascha gift. It is the second one I have purchased from Athonite. Just like the first one it is a stunningly beautiful work of art that inspires prayer to and veneration for the saint (St. Sabbas, in this case) it depicts. Athonite worked with me after my order to insure the icon arrived in time for Pascha. This will not be the last icon I purchase from Athonite, God willing!

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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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