Saint Matrona of Moscow - Athonite
Saint Matrona of Moscow - Athonite
Saint Matrona of Moscow - Athonite
Saint Matrona of Moscow - Athonite
Saint Matrona of Moscow - Athonite

Saint Matrona of Moscow

Regular price $75.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Matrona was born blind in 1881 in western Russia. During her baptism, the priest saw a cloud appear above her, showing blessings from above. At the age of fourteen, her family visited the city of Kronstadt to see Saint John. Without even seeing her, John yelled “Matrona, come here! She will be my heir, and will become the eighth pillar of Russia.” At the age of seventeen, Matrona became paralyzed from the waist down, unable to walk. She stayed in her room for almost all of her time, with icons surrounding her. Blind and paralyzed, Matrona had the grace of God upon her, seeing many people and prophesying the Russian revolution, as well as many other events. In 1925, she settled in Moscow, living there for around twenty years before beginning to move frequently. She was wanted by the communist government for inspiring faith in people, and secretly lived in the homes of Christians. Many people came to see her, as she was known for performing miracles. She passed away in 1952, having prophesied her death.

Saint Matrona’s feast day is celebrated on April 19.

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This icon is made of solid, natural Limewood 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.

Dimension: 3.9" x 7.9" (10 x 20 cm)

Width Weight Style
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0.8" (2 cm) 0.5 lb (0.2 kg) Level NA 

Dimensions and weights may slightly vary as these items are cut by hand.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase,  you may return it to us for an exchange or refund. We offer free return shipping for all orders, so long as: 
a) Item(s) must have been purchased in the last 30 days.
b) Item(s) must be returned with the original packaging.
c) Both the packaging and item(s) must be in their original condition.

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