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Hand Painted Icons
[Code : EV_SYN3A_Panagia_Kritis] Virgin Mary patron of Crete, hand painted icon 19 x 25 cm
Virgin Mary patron of Crete, hand painted icon 19 x 25 cm
Height 25 cm (9.8 in.)
Width 19 cm (7.5 in.)
Price $234.95



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Panayia Theotokos (Virgin Mary Mother of God )
Name Day: August 15

This icon depicts the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the island of Crete. The icon is hand-painted using traditional Byzantine agiograpic techniques on a thin layer of gold leaf.

Handpainted and imported from Greece. This is a limited stock item, typically delivered in 3-4 weeks. Please call us for express delivery options.

Icon approx. 19 cm x 25 cm (7.5 in x 9.8 in)

The Virgin Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ and the most highly honored and beloved saint. She has four names in the Greek Orthodox church: Theotokos (Mother of God), Panayia (All Holy), Aiparthenos (Ever Virgin), and Despina (Our Lady). August 15 is one of the most important church holidays.

Pilgrimage sites:
• Mary's tomb at the foot of the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem
• Miraculous icon at the Church of the Evangelistria on the island of Tinos


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