Saint Luke of Mount Steirion - Hand-Painted Icon
Iconographer: Liondas Chr.
Commemorates on: February 7
Saint Luke was the descendant of a family from Aegina which, because of the frequent invasions of the Saracens, left Aegina and dwelt in Phocis, where the Saint was born in 896. From his earliest childhood Luke ate neither flesh, nor cheese, nor eggs, but gave himself over with his whole soul to hardship and fasting for the love of heavenly blessings, often giving away his clothing to the poor, for which his father punished him. After his fathers death he secretly left home to become a monk, but the Lord, inclining to the fervent prayers of his mother, made him known, and he returned to her for a time to care for her. For many years he lived as a hermit, moving from place to place; he spent the last part of his life on Mount Stirion at Phocis, where there is a city named Stiris. The grace of God that was in him made him a wonder-worker, and his tomb in the monastery of Hosios Loukas, famous for its mosaics, became a source of healings and place of pilgrimage for the faithful. According to some he reposed in the year 946; according to others, in 953.
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Current Reviews: 2
by John GefteasDate Added: Sunday 01 November, 2020
I received the Icon of Saint Matthew yesterday and I am very pleased with it. Thank you for your help with this. I will be ordering from you again in the near future.
by Mrs Loretta SolaDate Added: Thursday 04 June, 2015
I should make you and yours iconographers great compliments, because it's really a beautiful thing and a very valuable work. Thank you and happy new year!
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