Icons

Axion Estin - The Protaton, Karyes

This miracle-working icon, which is today kept on the synthronon of the church of the Protaton in Karyes, was in the late 10th century in a kelli near Karyes which today bears the same name of “Axion Estin” because of the following ...




Oikonomissa - Megiste Lavra Monastery

The icon was painted to commemorate the words of the Theotokos to the founder of the Monastery St Athanasius the Athonite to the effect that she would thereafter be responsible for the material sustenance of the Monastery and that no one else ...




Elaiovrytissa - Monastery of Vatopedi

This icon is in the “docheion” (store for liquids – oil, wine) of Monastery and about it the following miracle is narrated: when the Blessed Gennadius of Vatopedi had the task of “docheiares” (in charge of this store), a time came when ...




Esfagmeni - Monastery of Vatopedi

It is told of this icon that it was damaged by the knife of a malcontent deacon-monk and ecclesiarch (in charge of the church, verger), who because of his tasks, supposedly, always arrived late at the refectory. On one of these occasions, ...




Galaktotropousa - Monastery of Chilandari

 -This icon too was given by the fathers of the Lavra of St Sabbas to St Sabbas, Archibishop of Serbia, during a visit, thus fulfilling an old propecy of St Sabbas the Sanctified. Sabbas dedicated it to the Serbian kelli at Karyes, ...




Phovera Prostasia (The Aweful Protection) - Monastery of Koutloumousiou

This icon of the Theotokos is the only object which was saved from a terrible fire which completely destroyed a metochi of the Monastery in Crete. It was brought to the Monastery where it continues to perform many miracles, to which the fathers ...




Yerontissa - Monastery of Pantocrator

In this icon, which is on the pillar of the left choir of the Monastery 's katholikon, the Blessed Virgin is shown standing in an attitude of supplication, without Christ. On the Silver reventment of the icon can be seen a ...




Portaitissa - Monastery of Iveron

The most famous and most revered miraculus icon of the Theotokos which the Holy Mountain possesse was, in the 9th century in the reign of Theophilus the Eikonomachos (Iconoclast), the personal property of a devout widow from Nicaea in Asia Minor, who ...




Gorgoepikoos - Monastery of Docheiariou

The best-known miraculus icon of the Holy Mountain after the Portaotissa is an ancient wall-painting of the Blessed Virgin on the outside of the eastern wall of the refectory, to the right of the entrance, in the Docheiariou Monastery. In 1664, the ...




Our Lady of the Salutations or Myrrhovlythissa - Monastery of Dionysiou

 -According to an inscription on a silver plaque on its back, this icon was given by the Emperor Alexius Comnenus to the Blessed Dionysious, the founder of the Monastery, when the latter visited Trebizond, and it is that with which the Patriarch ...




Pyrovolitheisa - Monastery of Vatopedi

When, in 1822, the Holy Mountain was occupied by a Turkish garrison, a soldier dared to shoot at the icon of the Theotokos on the outside of the Monastery, above the entrance. The bullet damaged the right hand of the Theotokos, and ...




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