Saint Porphyrios Kaufsokalyvitis – Handmade Hagiography – Mount Athos


An excellent iconography depicting Saint Porphyrios of Kausokalyvitis. The icon is crafted entirely by hand in natural linden wood by the hagiographer monk Patir Vasileios of Agiore, who is buried in the Holy Cell of Agios Anthony of the Holy Monastery of Philotheus. Father Vassilios, respecting the tradition of Agioritei, creates unique hagiographies as a deacon.

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Handmade Hagiography On natural linden wood by the hands of the hagiographer, the saintly monk Father Vasileios, who is buried in the Holy Cell of Agios Anthony of the Holy Monastery of Philotheus.
An exceptional iconography depicting Saint Porphyry of Kausokalyvitis, entirely hand-crafted.

This specific iconography has been crafted by the Agiorite Father Vasilios, based on Byzantine iconography standards. The depiction of the Saint has been painted entirely by hand. Coating the hagiography with pure beeswax ensures that the colors of the image remain unchanged over time.
The elder Porphyrios was born in 1906 in Evia and at the age of 12 he secretly left for Mount Athos. He became a monk at the age of 14 and took the name Nikitas, but after a few years he became seriously ill, which forced him to leave Mount Athos.
He returned to Evia, where he retired to the Monastery of Agios Charalambous Lefki and in 1926 was ordained a priest by Porphyrios III, Archbishop of Sinai, who gave him the name Porphyrios. At the age of 22, he became a spiritual confessor and a little later an archimandrite. In 1940, on the eve of the Second World War, he took on the duties of vicar and cleric at the Athens Polyclinic, where he remained for many years. In June 1991, sensing his end, he left for the hut of Agios Georgios in Kavsokalyvia of Mount Athos, where he gave up his spirit on December 2 of the same year.

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Weight 2 kg


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