Saint Euthymios the Great Greek Orthodox Icon
High quality byzantine Orthodox handmade icons. Made in Greece and constructed in the traditional Orthodox manner.
Monastery of Pantokratoras
Commemorates on: January 20
This great and venerable father of ours Euthymios lived during the reign of king Gratian in 377. He came from Melitine, which lies in Armenia, and was the son of pious and faithful parents, who were called Paul and Dionysia. As John the Forerunner had been born of a barren mother so this venerable Euthymios was born of a sterile woman and received the name Euthymios from God before even being born. His parents were praying to God to grant them a child. So, they heard the voice of an Angel who told them to be jolly and cheerful or rather that not only his parents but all should be jolly and cheerful, because with the child’s birth every heresy was going to be abolished and universal peace was going to be granted to the Church of God. So, for this reason this saint was called Euthymios (bringer of jollity). Since the saint’s father died, his mother offered him to Eutrojos, bishop of Melitine, by whom he was counted with the order of clerics. Because he was clever at studying the holy things of God and surpassed all the virtuous men in virtue and asceticism, he was forced to be ordained priest and accept to look after the holy hermitages and monasteries.
The icon reproductions are created by iconographer monks of various Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece and all images are approved replications by the Greek Orthodox Church. As icons are considered to be the Gospel in image, these images are accurate and true Orthodox renderings, not second-hand interpretations. The icon images are mounted on solid wood and protected from tarnish with a varnish finish that seals in colors and creates a shiny luster.
Icons ship direct to you from Greece. Please allow 10-20 days for delivery.