Mount Athos serigraph (icon) of Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia on wood with real gold leaves.
Dimensions: 20x15cm. / 30x22cm. / 40x30cm.
Saint Porphyrios, known as Evangelos Bairaktaris, was born on February 7, 1906 AD. in the village of Agios Ioannis of the Municipality of Taminea in Evia. His love for the ascetic life led him to the age of 13 in Kausokalyvia of Mount Athos where he became submissive to two Elders, Panteleimon and Joannicius. He became a monk named Nikitas and received the foresighted gift from God. At the age of 19, the Saint became seriously ill and was forced to leave the orchard of the Virgin Mary. He went to the Monastery of Saint Haralambos Lefkon in Evia and at the age of 20 he was ordained a priest with the name Porphyrios by Archbishop Sinai.
The Saint lived for twelve years in the Monastery of Saint Haralambos and then settled in the Monastery of Saint Nicholas in Ano Vathia where he remained for three years. In 1940 AD He went to Athens and became a pastor at the Athens Polyclinic where he practiced great spiritual work for 33 whole years. In 1979 AD he settled in Milesi, Malakasa where he built the Holy Hermitage of the Transfiguration of the Savior. Porphyrios gained a great reputation as a monk and many believers visited him to receive his spiritual counsel. In 1991 AD he returned after 70 years to Mount Athos and left his last breath in the hut of Saint George in Kausokalyvia. His memory is commemorated on December 2 of each year.