Lithography (icon) of Virgin Mary Great Protection (Panagia Fovera Prostasia) with real gold leaf in MDF.
Icon weight per size selection: 18x14cm. ~ 360gr. / 24x18cm ~ 600gr / 32x24cm. ~ 1150gr. / 45x35cm ~ 2000gr.
The miraculous icon of Panagia Fovera Prostasia was transferred to Mount Athos after a terrible fire which destroyed a part of the Koutloumousiou Monastery in Crete. According to tradition, when the Monastery was attacked by pirates, the monks resorted to the icon and warmly begged the Virgin Mary to protect them. In a miraculous way, Theotokos made the monastery invisible to the invaders, as a result of which they left from the Orchard of the Virgin Mary without being able to loot the monastery.
The Synaxis of Virgin Mary Great Protection at the Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou on Mount Athos is celebrated two days after Easter.