Saint Nektarios - Athonite
Saint Nektarios - Athonite
Saint Nektarios - Athonite
Saint Nektarios - Athonite
Saint Nektarios - Athonite
Saint Nektarios - Athonite
Saint Nektarios - Athonite
Saint Nektarios - Athonite

Saint Nektarios

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The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Nektarios was born in the mid-19th century in Selymbria, Thrace and was vastly recognized for his preaching and leadership capabilities. He graduated from the University of Athens in 1885, and thereafter was ordained a Priest and moved to Cairo, Egypt, where he served in the Church of Saint Nicholas. He was consecrated as the Bishop of Pentapolis (Metropolis of Egypt, back then). Then having served as Bishop of Cairo for a year before, he was unjustly removed.. Following this, he became director of the Rizarios Ecclesiastical School in Athens, followed by the Metropolitan of the island of Aegina, where he also established the Holy Trinity Monastery. Saint Nektarios spent the rest of his life there, all the while publishing and preaching. Many thought of him as a Saint because of his virtues, philosophies and theological capabilities.

Saint Nektarios' feast day is celebrated on November 9.

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This icon of Saint Nektarios is reproduced, with permission, from the authentic icon painted by the monks in the Cell of St. John the Theologian Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou in Mount Athos, Greece. This icon is part of our collection “Icons from Mount Athos”, which features all icons from the Cell of St. John the Theologian.

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. 

Learn more about how our Holy Icons are made here

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: 5.5" x 7.7" (14 x 19.5 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
0.8" (2 cm)
0.6 lb (0.3 kg)
Level NA

 Dimension: 7.9" x 11" (20 x 28 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
1.8" (4.5 cm)
2.3 lb (1kg)
Recessed Wood

Dimension: 9.8" x 13" (25 x 33 cm)

Width Weight Style
Backside Braces
1.8" (4.5 cm) 3.1 lb (1.4 kg) Recessed Wood

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

We are proud to offer the highest quality products! However, if you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it for an exchange or refund, free of charge! We offer free return shipping for all orders, so long as: 
a) Item(s) are been purchased in the last 30 days.
b) Item(s) are returned with their original blue box and/or packaging.
c) Both the packaging and item(s) are in their original condition.

You can read our full Refund & Return Policy here.


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