High quality byzantine Orthodox handmade icons. Made in
Greece and constructed in the traditional Orthodox manner.
Iconographer: Father Ioakeim
Commemorates on: October 3
This Saint was from Athens, a learned man, and a member of the famous judicial
court of Mars Hill (in Greek Aeros Pagos), hence the name Areopagite. When
Saint Paul preached in Athens, he was one of the first them to believe in
Christ, and, according to some, became the first bishop of that city. Others
say -- and this may be more probable--that he was the second Bishop of Athens,
after Saint Hierotheus, whom Dionysius calls his friend and teacher "after
Paul". With Saint Hierotheus he was also present at the Dormition of the
most holy Theotokos; the Doxasticon of the Aposticha for the service of the
Dormition is partly taken from a passage in Chapter III of On the Divine Names.
According to ancient tradition, he received a martyrís end (according to some,
in Athens itself) about the year 96.
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.