Lithography (icon) of Saint Athanasios, Patriarch of Alexandria, with real gold leaf in MDF.
Icon weight per size selection: 18x14cm. ~ 360gr. / 24x18cm ~ 600gr / 32x24cm. ~ 1150gr. / 45x35cm ~ 2000gr.
Saint Athanasius the Great was born in Alexandria of Egypt in 295 AD. by pious Christian parents. Bishop Alexander undertook his education and appointed him his secretary. He was ordained a deacon at the age of 24 and took part in the First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea of Bithynia where he was distinguished for his struggle against the sect of Arian.
After the death of the bishop of Alexandria, Alexander, he succeeded him to the patriarchal throne at the age of 33. He vigorously defended the Orthodox faith and was persecuted by his enemies who exiled him for five times. He died at the age of 78. Saint Athanasios was a prolific writer and biographer of Saint Anthony. His memory is commemorated on January 18 of each year.
Apolytikion of Saints Athanasios and Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria
Shining forth with works of Orthodoxy, ye quenched every false belief and teaching and became trophy-bearers and conquerors. And since ye made all things rich and with true piety, greatly adorning the Church with magnificence, Athanasios and wise Cyril, ye both have worthily found Christ God, Who doth grant great mercy unto all.