Handmade Byzantine Icon of Saint Theoctistus.
Saint Theoctistus was an ascetic with Euthymios the Great in adjacent cells near the Lavra of Pharan. They were devoted to prayer and the teachings of the Scriptures.
Their humble life became a model for many ascetics, who often visited them to receive their blessing. For this reason, Saint Theoctistus and Megas Euthymios built a monastery together to accommodate all the visitors.
Saint Theoctistus, who also abbot of the monastery, passed away peacefully at an old age.
Apolytikion of Saint Theoctistus
With the rivers of your tears, you have made the barren desert fertile. Through sighs of sorrow from deep within you, your labors have borne fruit a hundred-fold. By your miracles you have become a light, shining upon the world. O Theoktistos, our Holy Father, pray to Christ our God, to save our souls.
The Icon of Saint Theoctistus 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: September 3
Iconographer: Vranos Nicholas
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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