Weathered lithography (icon) of Saint Achilles, Bishop of Larissa, in pine wood with carved decoration.
Dimensions: 23x16cm, Weight: ~ 550gr.
Saint Achillius came from Cappadocia and was the metropolitan of Larissa during the 4th century AD. He distinguished himself for his theological training, taking part in the First Ecumenical Council in 325 AD. He remained bishop of Larissa until his death and his remains are in the eponymous metropolitan church of the city. His memory is celebrated every year on May 15.
Apolytikion of Saint Achillius, Archbishop of Larissa
A model of faith and the image of gentleness, the example of your life has shown you forth to your sheep-fold to be a master of temperance. You obtained thus through being lowly, gifts from on high, and riches through poverty. Achilles, our father and priest of priests, intercede with Christ our God that He may save our souls.