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Saint Nilus the Myrrhgusher

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Saint Nilus the Myrrhgusher

ICO-KAR-106-NIL
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Lithography (icon) of Saint Nilus the Myrrhgusher with real gold leaf in MDF.

Icon weight per size selection: 18x14cm. ~ 360gr. / 24x18cm ~ 600gr / 32x24cm. ~ 1150gr. / 45x35cm 2000gr.

Saint Nilus or else Nikolaos Terzakis was born in Agios Petros Kynourias at the end of the 16th century. At a very young age he apprenticed with his uncle the monk Makarios and was ordained a deacon in the Holy Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin. In 1601 AD He was ordained a monk named Nilus in the monastery of Panagia Malevi. His desire for ascetic life led him to Mount Athos where he practiced in the cave of Saint Peter the Athonite.

When he died in peace in 1651 AD, his cave was gushing with myrrh, which is why he was named Myrrhgusher. The Skull of Saint is located in the Monastery of the Great Lavra of Mount Athos. Fragment of the Holy Relic of the Saint is located in the Monastery of Panagia Malevi Kynouria. The Orthodox Christian Church celebrates his memory on November 12 of each year.

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