Saint Ephraim the Syrian - Athonite
Saint Ephraim the Syrian - Athonite
Saint Ephraim the Syrian - Athonite
Saint Ephraim the Syrian - Athonite
Saint Ephraim the Syrian - Athonite

Saint Ephraim the Syrian

Regular price $115.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

Born in the year 306 AD in Mesopotamia, Saint Ephraim decided early on to live an ascetic life in the mountains along with hermits. He grew as a disciple of Saint James, the first bishop of Nisibis who appointed him as a teacher. The Venerable Ephraim the Syrian (i.e. a Sainted Monk), a teacher of repentance, wrote a variety of prayers, hymns, poems and sermons in verses of utmost importance and used to enrich the Church’s liturgical services. One of his most known prayers is the “Lenten Prayer of Saint Ephraim”: 

O Lord and Master of my life!

Take from me the spirit of sloth,

faint-heartedness, lust of power, and idle talk.

But give rather the spirit of chastity,

humility, patience, and love to Thy servant.

Yes, Lord and King! Grant me to see my own errors

and not to judge my brother,

for Thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.

Saint Ephraim the Syrian is commemorated every year on January 28.  


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.

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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.

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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.

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