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Silver Icon of Agios Vasilios ( St. Basil the Great )

[Code : 122L] Silver Icon of Agios Vasilios ( St. Basil the Great )

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St. Basil the Great
Name Day: January 1

Exact copy of a Byzantine hagiography icon, handmade in Greece using traditional Byzantine iconography techniques. Comes with stamp of authenticity on back. Silver is 950 degrees proof and is tarnish-free (does not require polish). Figure is hand-painted in fine detail, using high quality paint.

One of the greatest church fathers, Agios Vasilios ( St. Basil the Great ) is renowned for his many accomplishments: He formulated the rules for monastic life; wrote the Divine Liturgy (St. John Chrysostom's is a shortened version); established institutions to care for the sick, orphans, poor, and the aged; and was a brilliant church orator. His official church title was Bishop of Caesarea, a city in ancient Cappadocia. He was born in 330 and died in 379. Basil is a patron saint of education (with St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom), children, orphans, and the poor. Vasilopita (bread for St. Basil) is cut each January 1 in his honor.

Relics: Mt. Athos; Koimisis Church, Nea Philadelphia, Athens; Barlaam Monastery, Meteora; Elias Monastery, Santorini.

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