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Saint Euphrosynus icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon St Euphrosynus the Cook Byzantine art wall hanging on wood plaque icon religious gift

Saint Euphrosynus icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon St Euphrosynus the Cook Byzantine art wall hanging on wood plaque icon religious gift

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This wonderful icon has been created with the technique of lithography with gold tones and double varnish layers to ensure waterproof and duration in time and glossy look. The creator of this icon has learned the canonization of iconography in workshops of the Monasteries of Mount Athos, where he was taught both the technique of lithography and the process of handmade artificial ageing.


The Venerable Euphrosynus the Cook of Alexandria was a monk of the ninth century at one of the monasteries in Palestine who had been translated to Paradise while fulfilling his obedience as a cook. His feast day is September 11.


Little is known of the life of Euphrosynus other than he was born of simple parents. He was a humble monastic whose desire was for anonymity. He is known for one incident in his life.


As Euphrosynus fulfilled his monastic obedience in the kitchen as a cook for the brethren of the monastery, he did not absent himself from thought about God. He continually dwelt in prayer and fasting, remembering always that obedience is the first duty of a monk. Therefore, he was obedient to the elder brethren. His patience was amazing. The brethren often reproached him, but he did not complain and endured every unpleasantness. St. Euphrosynus pleased the Lord by his inner virtue that he concealed from people, the spiritual heights of which their unassuming fellow-monk the Lord Himself revealed to the monastic brethren.


A priest of the monastery in praying asked the Lord to show him the blessings prepared for the righteous in the age to come. In a dream it seemed to the priest that he was standing in a garden. Of the scene, he contemplated its inexplicable beauty with fear and with joy.


In it he also saw Euphrosynus, the cook of his monastery. Amazed at this encounter, the presbyter asked Euphrosynus how he came to be there. The saint replied that he was in Paradise through the great mercy of God. The priest then asked if Eu

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