Byzantine Hand Painted Icon of Saint Athanasius the Great.
Saint Athanasius the Great was born in 295 AD in Alexandria and from a young age he developed his theological gifts and at the age of 25 he was ordained a deacon in Nicaea, Bithynia.
His charitable activity was great and he vigorously opposed the persecution of Christians. He left a great written work and his teaching became known throughout the world.
In 328 AD he was elected Patriarch of Alexandria and in 373 AD he died.
The Holy Relics of Saint Athanasius are kept in some Monasteries of Mount Athos and in other Monasteries of Greece.
You were a pillar of Orthodoxy, Hierarch Athanasius, / supporting the Church with divine doctrines; / you proclaimed the Son to be of one Essence with the Father, / putting Arius to shame. / Righteous father, entreat Christ God to grant us His 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 of Saint Athanasius 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 18
Iconographer: Liondas Chr.
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 14 to 21 days.
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