Panagia Eleoussa - Athonite
Panagia Eleoussa - Athonite
Panagia Eleoussa - Athonite
Panagia Eleoussa - Athonite
Panagia Eleoussa - Athonite
Panagia Eleoussa - Athonite

Panagia Eleoussa

Regular price $75.00

This icon is also available in smaller dimensions, as our Mother of God icon.

The Story Behind This Icon:

The icon of the Panagia Eleoussa (also Virgin of Tenderness) is known for showing mercy. The icon depicts the Virgin Mary with the infant Jesus Christ who is nestling against her cheek and wraps his arm around His Mother’s neck. The term “Eleoussa” translates from the Greek “to show mercy”.


This icon of the Panagia Eleoussa 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 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

Dimension: 11.8" x 15.7" (30 x 40 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
2" (5 cm)
5.2 lb (2.3 kg)
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 6 reviews

My first icons and they’re perfect.

Jonathan Campbell
Stunningly beautiful

I ordered the 7.9 x 11 with the recessed edge. This is my third icon I have ordered from Athonitusa. The detail is exquisite, the colors are sharp and rich. The gold leaf is perfect. Just radiates beauty. This icon feels like it should be in a museum. My home is humbled by its presence,


Excellent quality!
Good price!
Timely delivery!
Exceptionally well pleased!

Manfred van Sasse
Sancta Maria Mater Dei

Absolutely phenomenal detailed art work! Ordered and received 3 days later. The very best company! Highly highly recommend these most beautiful icons ( the third one I ordered)!!

Excellent work!

I received this icon for a Baptism. The level of detail and adherence to Tradition is 2nd to none. I’ve worked with Angelica on multiple occasions on ordering other icons, great in communication to get custom orders for our needs. Much love and prayers!

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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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