Saint Anthony the Great - Athonite
Saint Anthony the Great - Athonite
Saint Anthony the Great - Athonite
Saint Anthony the Great - Athonite
Saint Anthony the Great - Athonite
Saint Anthony the Great - Athonite

Saint Anthony the Great

Regular price $50.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Anthony was born in Egypt in the mid 3rd century, to a very poor family, who left him at a young age. Upon learning about the ways of Christ, Anthony gave away all his belongings to the poor and left for the desert. He worked hard for God, living alone in the desert and working on perfecting his own spirit. After twenty years alone, he slowly began to gain followers, which eventually led to the founding of a desert colony. He came to the aid of many Christians around the world, providing his wisdom wherever necessary. After a while, he left the colony and lived once again by himself, journeying into the desert. He trained himself with fasting and prayer, living a life that is impossible for most to live. He was a friend of Saint Athanasius the Great, who said that Anthony came out of the desert blessed by the Holy Spirit and established in Christ’s grace. Because so many people came to see him and receive his blessing, Saint Anthony left civilization once again to travel with a tribe of Bedouins. Saint Anthony lived to be 105 years of age and passed away peacefully in Christ in 346 A.D.

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This icon is made of solid, natural limewood (Tilia) that has been prepared by hand using traditional methods and organic materials. The background is comprised of 22 Karat gold leaves that were meticulously applied by hand, piece by piece.

All of our icons are reproduced according to museum print standards and are authentic replicas of Holy Icons from Mount Athos and elsewhere.

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From the moment you first hold your Holy Icon, you will see the exquisite details that bear truth to the meticulous preparation and creation of the image, as well as feel the depth and weight of the solid wood upon which it is portrayed. One of our larger icon dimensions (11.8" x 15.7"/30 x 40 cm) weighs more than 5 pounds! 

Because we value quality even in the details, your Holy Icon will be shipped in luxury packaging and can be presented as a gift for a friend or family member.

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