Apostle Andrew the Protoklitos – Pyrography


Unique pyrography with the rare depiction of Apostle Andrew the Protocletos. This image combines the art of engraving with that of pyrography, giving an excellent embossed result. You will find it in a large collection in “Mount Athos Heritage”.

DIMENSIONS: 10 X 13 cm

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Andrew (or Andreus or Andreas) was the brother of Simon Peter and one of the twelve Apostles of Christ. According to the New Testament, he was the first to be called by Christ to become an Apostle, which is why in Orthodox tradition he is often called “Protoklitos”.

Andrew, a fisherman by profession and brother of the Apostle Peter, was from Bethsaida in Galilee and his father’s name was Jonah. Because he was called by the Lord first in the group of disciples, he was called the first caller.

Andrew (along with John the Evangelist) were at first disciples of John the Baptist. One day, when they were on the banks of the Jordan and the Forerunner showed them Jesus and said to them, “And in the memory of God the sin of the world”, these two simple fishermen were so moved that without any hesitation or reservation they immediately left their teacher and followed Jesus.

The story of Andrew’s life up to the Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension was almost identical to that of the other disciples. After the formation of the first Church, Andrew preached in Bithynia, the Black Sea (in fact, the Apostle is the founder of the Church of Byzantium, since there he installed the first bishop, the apostle Stachys (see October 31) and his successor is the Ecumenical Patriarch), Thrace, Macedonia and Epirus. Eventually, he ended up in Achaia.


Pyrography: Features

Pyrography is an art that attracts many creators because of the impressive results that can be achieved. It is a painting technique where the two primordial elements of Nature, wood and fire, are used. With patience and attention to detail, the monks create the fire-painted image, paying great attention to the error as it is not corrected as it is done with a pencil.

This image combines the art of engraving with that of pyrography, giving an excellent embossed result.


DIMENSIONS: 10 X 13 cm

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Weight 0,160 kg

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