Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Monastic - Athonite
Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Monastic - Athonite
Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Monastic - Athonite
Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Monastic - Athonite
Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Monastic - Athonite
Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Monastic - Athonite
Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Monastic - Athonite

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Monastic

Regular price $50.00

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St. Paisios of Mount Athos ~ St. Paisios the Athonite 

The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Paisios was born in the early 1920s in the small town of Farasa, in Cappadocia, where the town priest was Saint Arsenios. Saint Paisios led a normal life and grew up to join the army during the Greek Civil War. He insisted on never firing a weapon, and therefore served as a radio operator. Once, during a battle, his unit was under heavy fire, but he prayed to the Panagia to intercede, and she quickly did, saving him and his unit. Following the Civil War, Saint Paisios became a monk, arriving on Mount Athos in 1950. He began at the monastery of Esphigmenou, before leaving for Philotheou. Later in life, Paisios suffered from lung problems and had to leave for Thessaloniki to be treated. During his time outside of Mt. Athos, he stayed with the Sisterhood of St. John the Theologian in Souroti, just outside of Thessaloniki. Saint Paisisos returned after a couple of years of treatment to live in the cell of Panagouda, which belongs to the monastery of Koutloumousi. It was there where Saint Paisios became widely known. Many people from around the world came to see and speak with him. Saint Paisios had many God-given abilities and helped many who came to him, simultaneously praying for the entire world. In 1993, Saint Paisios left the Holy Mountain due to health issues. Saint Paisios lived for others, not caring at all for himself, which left him in a weakened health state. He slept in Christ in 1994 in the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Souroti, Greece.

Saint Paisios' feast day is celebrated on July 12.

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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.

Dimension: 3.9" x 5.5" (10 x 14 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
0.6" (1.5 cm)
0.2 lb (0.1 kg)
Level NA

Dimension: 5.5" x 7.7" (14 x 19.5 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
0.8" (2 cm)
0.6 lb (0.3 kg)
Level NA

 Dimension: 7.9" x 11" (20 x 28 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
1.8" (4.5 cm)
2.3 lb (1 kg) Recessed Wood

 Dimension: 9.8" x 13" (25 x 33 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
1.8" (4.5 cm) 3.1 lb (1.4 kg) 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.

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b) Item(s) must be returned with the original packaging.
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