Byzantine Hand Painted Icon of Saint Dionysius of Zante, Bishop of Aegina.
Saint Dionysius was born in 1547 in Zakynthos and received a Christian upbringing. He was ordained a priest and in 1577 he went down to Athens in order to go to the Holy Land. There, the High Priest of Athens heard his sermon and begged him to make him Bishop of Aegina, an honor which he accepted.
He devoted himself to his work and fell ill due to exhaustion. Thus, he resigned and returned to Zakynthos where he became temporary Bishop.
Saint Dionysius died in 1622 and after the exhumation his remains were fragrant. In 1703 he was canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
On this day doth Zakynthos call all the faithful together, rousing them to offer praise in songs and hymns of thanksgiving to our great and fervent helper in needs and sorrows, who doth swiftly rescue them that are caught in perils. And she honoureth him, crying: O Dionysius, boast of the faithful, rejoice.
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 Dionysius of Zante, 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: December 17
Iconographer: Holy Monastery of Transfiguration, Kyme
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 14 to 21 days.
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