Saint Basil the Great - Hand-Painted Icon

[Model: HND_st27-2362]

Byzantine Hand Painted Icon of Saint Basil the Great.

Saint Basil the Great was originally from Cappadocia and came from an educated family, a practise which he also adopted in Constantinople and Athens. After the death of his monk brother, Naucratios, he was baptized a Christian and over the years reached the position of Bishop. 

Saint Basil's main concern was taking care of the problems of the people and the right pastoral work. He became a role model of charity and Christian ethics for the people of the East who were plunged into sorrow with his death in AD 379.

His name is linked to the custom of "Vasilopita" which Christians observe every New Year's Eve. According to the story, Julian demanded that the people of Caesarea give up their precious gold as tribute and so they did. But he was killed in battle before he could receive those tribute. 

Then, after keeping half of it for the needs of the poor, Saint Basil the Great ordered the inhabitants to make bread in which he placed a piece of gold. He then distributed them to each family so that everyone would be compensated for what they had lost. This was the first "Vasilopita". 


Your voice resounded throughout the world that received your word by which, in godly manner, you taught dogma, clarified the nature of beings, and set in order the character of people. Venerable father, Royal Priesthood, intercede to Christ God to grant us great mercy.

Hand-Painted Icons occupy a valuable place in ecclesiastical art because, beyond their obvious artistic value, a hand-painted icon unites man with the holiness of the depicted person.

For the Hand-Painted Icon Saint Basil the Great, our experienced painters use traditional techniques and high-quality materials that offer excellent depiction and durability over time.

All our Hand-Painted Icons are painted with egg tempera, while you can choose the size of the icon, the decoration of the background, the language of the inscriptions as well as the type of wood you wish to use.

Note: The final Icon may slightly differ from the catalog photo.

Feast: January 1

Iconographer: Liondas Chr.

Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 14 to 21 days.

Please choose one from the available options shown below:
Size Weight Price
5x7 in (12x17 cm)0.5$88.00USD $79.00USD
8x10 in (20x25 cm)1$215.00USD $193.01USD
10x14 in (25x35 cm)1.5$376.00USD $337.55USD
12x16 in (30x40 cm)2$516.00USD $463.23USD
16x20 in (40x50 cm)3$860.00USD $772.05USD
20x27 in (50x70 cm)4$1,505.00USD $1,351.08USD
More options to choose:
Greek Lettering
English Lettering
Russian Lettering
Without Gilding
Without Gilding
Gold Gilding
Gold Gilding
Polished Gold
Polished Gold
Polished Gold Engraved
Polished Gold Engraved
Type of Wood
Marine Plywood
Marine Plywood
Natural Linden Wood
Natural Linden Wood
Wood Appearance
Raised Border
Raised Border
Arched Smooth
Arched Smooth
Arched Raised Border
Arched Raised Border
Current Reviews: 2

by Dr. Pirjo Welling, FinlandDate Added: Friday 18 March, 2022

I just got the hand painted icon of Saint Piamon. The icon is great and beautiful, I am pleased! Thank you!


by Dr. Pirjo Welling, FinlandDate Added: Thursday 17 February, 2022

This morning I carried the icon home. The icon is great! Thank you!


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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 06 June, 2002
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