Saint Paul the Apostle - Athonite
Saint Paul the Apostle - Athonite
Saint Paul the Apostle - Athonite
Saint Paul the Apostle - Athonite
Saint Paul the Apostle - Athonite
Saint Paul the Apostle - Athonite

Saint Paul the Apostle

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The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Paul, whose name was Saul, was a Pharisee and a Jew who hunted and persecuted Christians for their faith. On one of his travels to Damascus in order to capture disciples of the Lord and bring them back to Jerusalem, he saw a bright light from the Heavens, and he heard a voice saying: “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me?”. Saul responded saying “Who art Thou, Lord?” and God replied, “I am Jesus Whom thou persecutest; it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks”. After this interaction, Saul was blinded and was led into Damascus by the men travelling with him. Meanwhile, in Damascus, the Lord appeared to the Apostle Ananias and told him that he should baptize Saul. As the Lord had said, Saul came into Damascus and was baptized as Paul. After becoming Christian, Paul began to travel across the world preaching Christ to all. He wrote many letters (Epistles) to the people he visited, guiding them spiritually even when he was away. He was beheaded by Nero in Rome, and is thought to have died at the same time as the Apostle Peter.

Saint Paul's feast day is celebrated on the same day as Saint Peter's on June 29, as well as on June 30 with all the other Apostles.

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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.

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