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Saint Nectarios icon of Aegina, Greek Handmade Orthodox icon of St Nectarios of Pentapolis, Byzantine art wall hanging, religious gift

Saint Nectarios icon of Aegina, Greek Handmade Orthodox icon of St Nectarios of Pentapolis, Byzantine art wall hanging, religious gift

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This byzantine icon is a lithography with double varnish layer to ensure vivid colors and waterproof properties depicting the holy father among the saints Saint Nectarios of Aegina. Nectarios of Aegina (1 October 1846–8 November 1920),[2] Greek: Άγιος Νεκτάριος Αιγίνης, Metropolitan of Pentapolis and Wonderworker of Aegina, is one of the most renowned Greek saints and venerated both in the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church and officially recognized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in 1961. His feast day is celebrated every year on 9 November. This icon is an exact copy of the byzantine original and is an god inspired artwork abiding to the Athonian technique that was gives this icon unique religious and aesthetic value.


St. Nectarios was born on October 1, 1846, in Selymbria in Thrace to a poor family. His given name was Anastasios Cephalas. At the age of 14 he moved to Constantinople (Istanbul) to work and further his education. In 1866 he left to the island of Chios to take a teaching post. He then became a monk at the age of thirty.


Three years after becoming a monk he was ordained a deacon, taking the name Nectarios. He graduated from the University of Athens in 1885. During his years as a student of the University of Athens he wrote many books, pamphlets, and Bible commentaries.


Following his graduation he went to Alexandria, Egypt, where he was ordained a priest and served the Church of Saint Nicholas in Cairo with great distinction. In recognition of his piety and brilliance as a preacher, as well as his administrative ability, he was consecrated Bishop/Metropolitan of Pentapolis (an ancient diocese in Cyrenaica, in what is now Libya) by the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Sophronios in 1889.



St. Nektarios of Aegina as Metropolitan of Pentapolis.

He served as a bishop in Cairo for one year, but was then unjustly removed from his post and was also a

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