High quality byzantine Orthodox handmade icons. Made in
Greece and constructed in the traditional Orthodox manner.
Commemorates on: January 17
Saint Anthony, the Father of monks, was born in Egypt in 251 Distributing to
the poor all he had, and fleeing from all the turmoil of the world, he departed
to the desert and remained there for about twenty years. Afterwards, because of
the press of the faithful, who deprived him of his solitude, lie was enlightened
by God to journey with certain Bedouins, until he came to a mountain in the
desert near the Red Sea, where he passed the remaining part of his life. So passing his life, and becoming an example of virtue and a rule for monastics,
he reposed on January 17 in the Year 356, having lived altogether some 105
years. When the Christians were being persecuted and put to death under
Maximinus in 312, he hastened to their aid and consolation, When the Church was
troubled by the Arians, he went with zeal to Alexandria in 335 and struggled
against them in behalf of Orthodoxy. During this time he also turned many
unbelievers to Christ.
The icon reproductions are
created by iconographer monks of various Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece
and all images are approved replications by the Greek Orthodox Church.
As icons are considered to be the Gospel in image, these images are accurate
and true Orthodox renderings, not second-hand interpretations. The icon
images are mounted on solid wood and protected from tarnish with a varnish
finish that seals in colors and creates a shiny luster.
Icons ship direct to you from Greece. Please allow 10-20
days for delivery.