Unique wood-carved icon, handmade and carved with a bevel. The image is silkscreen printed on gold plated canvas. It is possible to place the image of your choice after contacting us.
Accompanied on the back by a certificate of authenticity sealed with sealing wax. It also has a leather rope so you can easily hang the image.
Toponymic nickname of the Virgin who took it from Mount Mela near Trabzon of Pontus, where the monastery of Panagia was built from the 4th and according to other versions in the 9th or 10th century. Its miraculous iconography is believed to be the work of the Apostle Luke. When the monastery was destroyed by the Turks in 1923, the miraculous icon was transferred to the Byzantine Museum of Athens (1931) and later, on the 19th, to the monastery built by the Pontian refugees in Veria. Panagia Soumela is also called Soumeliotissa.
The image of the Virgin Mary is, in the conscience of the faithful, always respected and loved, but accessible and not distant.
It lives in the hearts of the people, in the iconostasis of the houses, in the cobbled streets of their islands, on the slopes of the mountains.
Always and everywhere, the female, intimate form that comforts, heals, protects, alerts.
Her name is in the mouths of the people, in every prayer or supplication and in every eulogy.
A companion in joy and a helper in sorrow, the Virgin Mary has passed and has been fermented in the conscience of the faithful as part of their daily life.