Saint Stylianos the Protector of Children - Athonite
Saint Stylianos the Protector of Children - Athonite
Saint Stylianos the Protector of Children - Athonite
Saint Stylianos the Protector of Children - Athonite
Saint Stylianos the Protector of Children - Athonite
Saint Stylianos the Protector of Children - Athonite

Saint Stylianos the Protector of Children

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The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Stylianos grew up in the years between 400 AD - 500 AD in Paphlagonia, Asia Minor. He was a descendant of a wealthy family but his parents taught him early on the qualities of self-restraint and compassion towards the poor and those in need. When his parents passed, he gave away his inheritance and devoted himself to asceticism. His reputation for calming the troubled souls and his holiness were evident to the people of the surrounding areas who came and visited him and often left their children with him so he could guide them spiritually. Because of his love for the children he was gifted with the ability to heal the sick young ones, many of which had parents who would travel the world seeking a cure. His prayers also helped couples who could not conceive children. Even after his death, the people of Paphlagonia continue to hang or paint icons of Saint Stylianos above their sick children’s beds. 

Saint Stylianos is commemorated on November 26 and he is known as the protector of children, especially orphans and childless couples. 

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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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