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G0241 Orthodox Saint Silver Icon - Agios Gerasimos ( Saint Gerasimus ) 13x19cm

[Code : G0241] G0241 Orthodox Saint Silver Icon - Agios Gerasimos ( Saint Gerasimus ) 13x19cm

Height 19 cm (7.5 in.)
Width 13 cm (5.1 in.)
Price $186.00
Orthodox Saint Silver Icon - Agios Gerasimos ( Saint Gerasimus ) 13x19cm Style: G0241
Name Day: March 4

This is an exact copy of a Byzantine hagiography icon, handmade in Greece using traditional Byzantine iconography techniques. The icon is made of copper with a layer of .925 Sterling Silver and is tarnish-free (does not require polish). The icons silver design is 3D and features intricate raised detail and the face is hand-painted using high quality paint. The icon is mounted on a wooden plaque, with two wood stain color options: brown or black. Please see more pictures for detailed view of color options.

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Icon approx. 13 cm x 19 cm (5.1 in x 7.5 in)
Tarnish Free Sterling Silver (925 Stamp), Copper, Wood

This is a limited stock item, typically delivered in 3-4 weeks. Please contact us for express delivery options.

Saint Gerasimus of Kefalonia ( Άγιος Γερασιμός ) is the patron saint of the island of Kefalonia in Greece. Gerasimus (1506-1579) came from the aristocratic and wealthy Notaras family. He was ordained a Monk at Mount Athos, went to Jerusalem for 12 years, spent some time in Crete and Zakynthos and in 1555 arrived on Kefalonia. He spent his first 5 years in a cave in the area known as Lassi. He subsequently cultivated the area where the monastery of Saint Gerasimus now exists near Valsamata. The monastery which he established cared for the poor and became a center for charity. He is believed by natives of Kefalonia to be a protector and healer of illness. Many natives of the island name their children after Saint Gerasimus as a tribute to the saint who protects them. The body of Saint Gerasimus is guarded and protected in a glass casement at the monastery as it has never decomposed. After his death, his body was buried twice and exhumed intact, thus leading the church to ordain him as a saint. Kefalonians throughout the world still revere and pray to him. In 1953, immediately after a powerful earthquake on the island of Kefalonia destroyed 90% of the island, there were many sightings of Saint Gerasimus throughout the island who is believed to have comforted and tended to the injured trapped inside homes and buildings. During the feast of Saint Gerasimus on August 16th, his body is passed over ill and sick persons for the purpose of healing them. His body is also displayed by the church during liturgy at the monastery on many occasions.
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