Holy Virgin Mary of Seven Swords (Greek) - Athonite
Holy Virgin Mary of Seven Swords (Greek) - Athonite
Holy Virgin Mary of Seven Swords - Athonite
Holy Virgin Mary of Seven Swords - Athonite
Holy Virgin Mary of Seven Swords - Athonite

Holy Virgin Mary of Seven Swords (Greek)

Regular price $115.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

This is one of the most dramatic and unusual icons of the Virgin Mary and it is connected with a plethora of miracles, the latest known on 9/11 when the icon wept over people’s sadness. The icon is of Russian origin. The icon is celebrated each year on August 13.

The seven Sorrows of our Holy Virgin Mary:

  1. The prophecy of Simeon
  2. The flight into Egypt
  3. Loss of the Child Jesus for three days
  4. Mary meets Jesus on his way to Calvary
  5. Crucifixion and Death of Jesus
  6. The body of Jesus taken from the Cross
  7. The burial of Jesus


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 2 reviews

Product was quickly delivered and is a joy to gaze upon. It has already helped to deepen my prayer life. Would highly recommend Athonite and their icons. This is my second purchase.


It’s So beautiful!!! Thank you!! 🙏

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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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