Virgin Mary "Gerontissa" (Staritsa), Serigraph
Icon in Sterling Silver 925, Partially 22k Gold Plate Riza (Oklad)
SIZE: 8 1/4" x 5 1/16"
Certificate of authenticity attached
Comes with its stand and hook for hanging.
Made in Greece
The Holy and Miraculous Icon of the Panagia Gerontissa is found in the Pantokrator Holy Monastery on Mount Athos and is the only traditional icon
depicting her full-bodied and alone.
The December 2 Feast Day of the Gerontissa Icon of the Mother of God
commemorates a miracle which occurred on the night of December 1, 1948 when the Theotokos saved the Pantokrator Monastery from a fire. Because of this event, the Icon also came to be known as the "Pyrosoteira" ("Rescuer from fire").