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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.

 

Material: 

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 Gregory Palamas

€4.00Price
  • 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 Gregory Palamas was a keen theologian and an eminent orator and philosopher. We do not know the time and place of his birth. (However, S. Efstratiadis, in his canon, mentions that Saint Gregory was born in 1296 AD in Constantinople, to Constantine the Great and the most pious Kalloni). But we know that during the first half of the 14th century AD. he was at the imperial court of Constantinople, from where he retired to Mount Athos for a quieter life, and devoted himself to his moral perfection and to various studies.

    In 1335 AD with the two evidentiary discourses of "On the emanation of the Holy Spirit", he came into conflict with Barlaam the Calabrian, who taught that man cannot know God, and even more so cannot unite with Him. According to Barlaam, God is "closed to himself" and cannot unite with men. Therefore, the "hesychasts", the monks that is, those who said that a person can, if he has a pure heart and if he concentrates on "heart prayer" ("Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me"), unite with God and to be enlightened and to see the Uncreated light, regardless of his formation, they were not Orthodox but "messalianists" and "navel-minded". After these placements of Barlaam, Palamas settled in Thessaloniki from where he began the fight "for the Holy quiet ones", i.e. of those who practiced the hesychasm, even writing his discourses of the same name. The issue of this struggle was mainly the intoxicating or non-intoxicating nature of the divine essence. Gregory, armed with great erudition and strong criticism on matters of holy scriptures, distinguished between divine substance unaltered and divine energy intoxicated. And this he supported according to the spirit of the Fathers, and the Church ratified his interpretation by four Synods. In the last one, which took place in Constantinople in 1351 AD, Palamas himself was present. But Gregory wrote many and various theological works, about 60. armed with great erudition and strong criticism on scriptural matters, he distinguished between divine substance intoxicated and divine energy intoxicated. And this he supported according to the spirit of the Fathers, and the Church ratified his interpretation by four Synods. In the last one, which took place in Constantinople in 1351 AD, Palamas himself was present. But Gregory wrote many and various theological works, about 60. armed with great erudition and strong criticism on scriptural matters, he distinguished between divine substance intoxicated and divine energy intoxicated. And this he supported according to the spirit of the Fathers, and the Church ratified his interpretation by four Synods. In the last one, which took place in Constantinople in 1351 AD, Palamas himself was present. But Gregory wrote many and various theological works, about 60.

    Later, Patriarch Isidoros initially elected him bishop of Thessaloniki. However, due to the issues at the time, he temporarily left for Lemnos. But then he assumed his duties. He died in 1360 AD. and was immediately honored as a Saint. Patriarch Philotheos, wrote in 1376 AD. eulogy to Grigorio Palamas, together with a sequence and set his ecclesiastical memory on the Second Sunday of M. Tessarakosti.

    His honest body, after the exhumation, was incorruptible, that is, it did not rot, but smelled fragrant and miraculous. However, for the Latins, the Pope's subjects, the commemoration of the Saint, and even full body, was a thorn in his side. That's why many times they slandered him, saying that for his sins he remained "unsolved", the earth did not accept out of hatred to dissolve him "into what he was composed of"! In the 19th century AD the temple of the Saint was destroyed by fire and its honest tabernacle burned leaving only the bones intact!

    The Catholics were so stubborn that when our church liturgies were printed in Venice - during the times of the Turkish rule - the Doge gave his permission for the publication, only if there was no relevant reference to the Saint. So for several years that the publications from Venice circulated, his celebration was almost forgotten. Around the middle and end of the 20th century, the memory of his glorious struggles returned and he received his due place in the area of ​​Orthodox churches.

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