Saint Ephraim Katounakiotis - Athonite
Saint Ephraim Katounakiotis - Athonite
Saint Ephraim Katounakiotis - Athonite
Saint Ephraim Katounakiotis - Athonite
Saint Ephraim Katounakiotis - Athonite

Saint Ephraim Katounakiotis

Regular price $75.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Ephraim Katounakiotis was born in 1912 in Thebes, Greece. As a young person, he was always drawn to the ways of God and the scriptures. He knew he wanted to become a monk when he grew up and eventually joined Mount Athos, specifically the Katounakia, where he spent 65 years of his life. He was well known for his strong praying ability. Christ himself even appeared to Saint Ephraim. Elder Ephraim was also well acquainted with Elder Joseph the Hesychast who is also a Saint today. These fathers are proof that even in these modern times, it is possible to become a Saint.


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.

Customer Reviews

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Shiny and beautiful

Shiny and beautiful. It's the most beautiful icon on my wall.

When my priest blessed the icon, he asked me where I had found such a beautiful icon, as he wanted to purchase more like it for our gift shop.

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



Backside Details

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