Handmade Byzantine Icon of Saint Gerasimus, the New Ascetic of Cephalonia.
Born in Trikala Korinthias in 1506, Saint Gerasimus was brought up with a Christian education and during his adolescence he went to Zakynthos to continue his secondary education.
Then, he traveled to Jerusalem where he stayed for twelve years following an ascetic life and was ordained a deacon, taking the name Gerasimos. When he returned to Greece, he settled in Kefalonia where he founded his monastery.
In 1579, Saint Gerasimus passed away and his shrine is preserved to this day indestructible.
Let us the faithful praise the divine Gerasimus, who hath been newly revealed to us as a protector of the Orthodox, an angel in the flesh, and a God-bearing wonderworker. For he worthily received from God the unfailing gift of healing; he restoreth the ailing and healeth demoniacs. Wherefore, he poureth forth healings upon them that honour him.
The Icon of Saint Gerasimus is an exact copy of Byzantine art and is created by experienced craftsmen using the method of gold printing where hagiographic leaves of 22 karat gold are applied in detail to decorate the background.
During the final processing, the icon is painted with dark red color around the perimeter and polished with a special varnish to maintain its shine.
It is offered in level or recessed wooden surface and is suitable for wall mounting.
Feast: August 16
Iconographer: Liondas Chr.
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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