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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.

 

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9x6.5cm / 3.5x2.5in

20x15cm / 7.9x6in

20x27cm / 7.9x10.6in

28x38 cm / 11x15 in

 

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Saint Panagis Basias of Kefallonia

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  • Saint Panagis Basias was born in Lixouri, Kefallinia, in 1801 AD, and was the son of pious and prominent parents, Michael Typaldos - Basia and Regina Dellaporta. He learned Italian, French, Latin and trained in philosophy and theology. Mikros still became a reader and at the beginning of his career he was appointed a tutor and practiced the function of a teacher, but inspired by the radical sermons of Kosmas Flamiatos and Eusebius Pana, ecclesiastical figures of the time, who ruled essentially tyrants, they conspire against the orthodox mind of the inhabitants, leave the public school and give lessons at home, continuing their mission.

    At the age of 20, after the death of his father, having an innate inclination and being influenced by the personality of the patron great ascetic Agios Gerasimos and his neighbor, also a great ascetic Agios Anthimos, he abandons everything and arrives at "Xiroskopelos", a small island in Lower Livathos Vlacherna and place of exile of clergy from the English. The famous Zakynthian clergyman Nikolaos Kantounis was also in exile in those days. However, he did not stay long bent by the pleas of his widowed mother and his unprotected sister. So he returns to the world as a monk, but his whole life proves to be a constant ascetic struggle and consistent vigilance of his solitary ideas and decisions.

    In 1836 AD He was ordained a deacon and an elder, named Paisios, under the Archbishop of Kefallinia Parthenios Makris. He did not seek a position as a pastor. He usually officiated at the chapel of Agios Spyridon in Platys Gialos, where a large number of believers gathered to officiate and listen to his warm sermons. He was the personification of alms and a warm supporter of the weak. He received from God the gift of prophecy and "foretold the future happening to individuals, family and society in general", as written in the presentation of his canonization.

    On May 21, 1864 AD, he tasted the joy of the Union of the Ionian Islands with Mother Greece, for which he worked in his own way of resistance close to the heroic radicals, preserving and cultivating the Orthodox Tradition, in such difficult political and social times. .

    In 1867 AD, with the terrible earthquakes of Pallika, his house was demolished and since then he is hosted in the house of his cousin Ioannis Geroulanos, father of the great surgeon Marinos Geroulanos.

    Due to the fame spread by the many miracles, avoiding the terrible reef of the spiritual life, the selfish ego, he resorts to the well-known method of great ascetics to pretend to be mad, and thus is included in the choirs of the Saints.

    He has been suffering from bed rest for five years. And the patient continues to bless, to pacify, to guide, to advise the Christians, who visit him day and night. There he receives the visit of the new Archbishop Germanos Calligas, to whom he predicts his ascension to the Archbishopric Throne of Athens.

    Saint Panagis slept in 1888 AD, and at the pandemic after his three-day funeral, the Metropolitan of Kefallinia, Germanos Kalligas, delivered a famous funeral.

    The resurrection of the Holy Relics of the Saint took place on June 6, 1976 AD. and his canonization was done by the Ecumenical Patriarchate by Patriarchal and Synodal Decision on February 4, 1986 AD.

    His holy relics are kept in a silver case in the church of Agios Spyridon Lixouri, where his tomb is.

    Miracle of Saint Panagi Basia - Narrated by Gerasimos Drakopoulos

    "μου My late father, then, told an amazing miracle of Papa-Basia, who lived in the days of Papa-Basia my father - my grandfather - Vassilios Dratos and composer of many church songs.

    The miracle is as follows:

    In Argostoli, in the days of Papa-Basia, lived a manorial and very rich family, I do not remember well the name of the family, it consisted of four people, the husband, the wife and two male children. A very pious and virtuous family, especially the lady, whose life was full of charitable deeds.

    After years, the husband died and the widow was left with her two children.

    She devoted herself to educating and instructing her children in the most Christian way, at the same time extending her humanitarian work, helping every poor person, visiting patients at home and helping them, patients in hospitals and convicts in prisons and assistants in prison. pistin.

    When her children reached the age of 21, one night after dinner in the dining room, the first child suffered a severe headache. He immediately fell down unconscious, they put him on the bed and immediately called the doctor.

    He found the situation very serious, you prepared the lady for fate. The lady listened to what the doctor told her, she took refuge in the iconostasis of her house and knelt all night in Panagia for the salvation of her son. In the morning, unfortunately, her child passed away.

    Despite her grief and great sorrow, she continued her Christian and humanitarian activities. But a year later, one night after her other son in the dining room, she unexpectedly sees her child screaming in pain and falling unconscious, like her first child. She immediately called the doctor, who found the same case with her first child, deciding that there was no hope of rescuing him. Crying and in despair, she took refuge again in the iconostasis of her house, and kneeling all night after tears she prays to God, the Virgin Mary, and Saint Gerasimos, to save her child, and because of her Christian action, to grieve her. and fully render the health of her child. Unfortunately, the next day, when the doctor came, she found out that her son had died.

    Then the escaped Lady turned into a dayless beast, I completely ceased her previous action, constantly insulting God and the saints, not accepting anyone in her home. She gave two photos of her children to a good painter, to make her two life-size portraits, which when the painter handed her over, she framed them with luxurious frames, and I emptied her living room of furniture, hung them on the two walls in Opposite the other, I covered them with fabric - tulle - I placed under them from a candlestick with a candle, which every now and then she lit and looked at her children talking to them.

    One day, Papa-Basias embarked on a boat from those who at that time were carrying out the passage Lixouri - Argostoli went to Argostoli. Leaving the boat with his rod, he slowly went straight to this lady's house. When you got there, he knocked on the door. The lady came out of the window, and when I saw Papa-Basia whom she did not know, I disappeared, insulting her with the most vulgar phrases.

    Papa-Basias, without being disturbed, calmly - calmly begged her for the third time to open up to him, who wanted to say something to her. She continued to insult him even more. Then Papa-Basias said: "Either you open it for me, or I open it", and with his rod he made the point of the Cross on the door, so it automatically opened, and Papa-Basias started to climb the ladder. The lady, seeing what had happened, was speechless, unable to utter a word.

    Papa-Basias went straight to the living room (of course Divine will) and told the lady to follow him. He opened the living room door, and said to the lady: Sit in the corner and you will see something you did not expect. Standing for a moment in prayer, Papa-Basias sees the lady raising the two covers of her children's pictures, and descending alive in the middle of the room, pulling out two revolvers at the same time, shooting each other at the same time, and both fall dead on the floor at the same time.

    After this event, the portraits were found as before, as if nothing had happened. you saw now, and took with you your two children by physical death, because your two children had loved one and the same woman, and were to be killed by the way you saw through her. Therefore repent, and thank God, and continue your previous Christian activity.
    "Indeed, she repented, surrendered soul and body to her previous action and on a larger scale."
    (SOURCE book "Agios Panagis Basias", first ambassador Kon. S. Geli. Athens, 1987.)

    It celebrates on June 7 of each year.

     

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