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Saint Dionysius icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of St Dionysios of Zakynthos, Byzantine art wall hanging icon plaque, religious gift

Saint Dionysius icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of St Dionysios of Zakynthos, Byzantine art wall hanging icon plaque, religious gift

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This byzantine icon is a lithography with double varnish layer to ensure vivid colors and waterproof properties depicting Saint Dionysius of Zakynthos is an god inspired artwork abiding to the Athonian technique that was gives this icon unique religious and aesthetic value. The vivid representation of St. Dionysius of Zakynthos was born in 1547 on the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea. Before becoming a monk his name was Draganigos Sigouros. He was educated by priests and became fluent in Greek, Italian, and Latin. He excelled in theology, became a monk in 1568, received his first degree of ordination as a priest in 1570 as Daniel; he later became hieromonk of Zakynthos and Strofades. In 1577 he was raised to Archbishop of Aegina and Poros and after a year abdicated from this dignity and settled in Zakynthos as an abbot of a monastery. In December 17, 1622 he fell asleep in the Lord. He had asked to be buried in this monastery and his grave is still to be found in the chapel of St George; a dependent of the monastery.

It has been found that his body remains intact and emits a mixed fragrance of flowers and frankincense. Therefore he is venerated, and his sainthood has been proclaimed by the Patriarch of Constantinople. His feast day is celebrated on December 17, and on August 24, the Church celebrates the transfer of his holy relics.

 

Can be hung on a wall or placed on a flat surface.

The item is sold without the stand depicted.

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