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It's a wall hung piece, very detailed and colorful byzantine style icon. The icon image is high quality print byzantine style (glossy paper). The icon is made with true iconography colors and it is a copy of a Byzantine icon.



9x6.5cm / 3.5x2.5in 

20x15cm / 7.9x6in

20x27cm / 7.9x10.6in

28x38 cm / 11x15 in


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High quality print reproduction.


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Saint Filaretos the Merciful

  • Every icon is crafted after your order and the preparation procedure takes about 4-20 business days. Items will be shipped by registered mail. We shipping worldwide. Shipping time: 10-40 days. Custom fees, VAX, Tax or any delay with the country regulation would be the buyer responsibility.

  • Saint Filaretos was a model of every virtue and especially of charity. He lived in the time of Constantine Porphyrogenitus and his mother Irene of Attica (780 - 797 AD). He was born in the village of Amnia (or Amneia) of Gangra (Paphlagonia) to pious parents, George and Anna. He married Theosevo and had three children. A son, Ioannis, and two daughters, the first named Hypatia and the second Evanthia. Filaretos was a farmer and from his income, he generously distributed alms to the poor. Was he hungry? he was fed up. Naked? she dressed him. Widowed and orphaned? he helped and comforted.

    But God allowed it and Filaretos once became very poor. His estates were plundered by his neighbors and his life was scattered. He endured all this without ever regretting or cursing or indignant. At the end there were only his beehives, 250 hives, strong and productive. And when a poor man came to him, having nothing else to give him, he took him, went to the beehives, harvested a hive and gave the honey to the poor to be satisfied. In this way, whether it was time to harvest or not, he eliminated all his bees.

    God, who saw his unrivaled faith, saved with His providence, so that Constantine, the son of Queen Irene, would take the Saint's granddaughter, Mary, as his wife, because she was very beautiful in soul and body. The weddings were performed by Saint Tarasios (see February 25 ) in November 788 AD, who was then Patriarch of Constantinople. Filaretos was honored by the Emperor with the office of supreme (prefect). Thus he became the possessor of much wealth, which he distributed even more abundantly to the poor.

    Shortly before he died, he called his relatives and said: "My children, never forget the hospitality, do not desire foreign things, never miss the services and services of the Church, and in general, as I lived, so should you live. ». And after he said that, he calmed down with the phrase: "let your will be born".

    Agios Filaretos is the patron saint of Beekeeping.

    It celebrates on December 1 of each year.

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