Handmade Byzantine Icon of Saint Michael Paknanas, the New Martyr.
Saint Michael was born in Athens to poor but pious parents, who taught him the Word of God. As he had no education, he worked as a gardener to support himself and his struggling family.
Once, he was captured by the Turks and falsely accused of supplying ammunition to the Greek resistance, and was later sentenced to beheaded. They offered him the option to live if he converted to Islam. Saint Michael did not accept to deny his faith despite the pressures of the Turks.
After suffering a few more tortures, he was beheaded in 1771 AD in Athens.
The Icon of Saint Michael Paknanas 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: July 9
Iconographer: Giatras Charalampos
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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