Orthodox Icon The three Hierarchs

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DescriptionOrthodox Wooden Icon The three Hierarchs
AttributesEmbossed Handmade Lithograph on Wood with Wavy Outline and Golden Writing
MaterialCrafted in Natural Poplar Wood
OriginGreek Product ✅
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19 x 14 x 3 cm 13,90 €
24 x 18 x 3 cm 21,90 €
30 x 22 x 3 cm 27,90 €
40 x 30 x 3 cm 33,90 €

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Orthodox Icon The three Hierarchs

The Orthodox Icon of The three Hierarchs is lovingly crafted in natural poplar wood. Its technique is lithography, while the wood is carved with a wavy outline that gives a modern touch to the icon.

Its embossed representation makes it a unique piece which requires high craftsmanship to be made. Its special design manages to combine traditional and modern elements, making it the most loved icon design in the customers preferences!

It is manufactured in Greece by experienced craftsmen and is produced in 4 dimensions in order to cover every need. Finally, it is worth noting that it has been specially treated and varnished to have maximum resistance to time and damage.


The three Hierarchs

The three Hierarchs were three eminent saints and theologians of the orthodox Christian religion, patrons of letters and students, Basil the Great, John the Chrysostom, and Gregory the Nazianzus or Theologian.

Vasilios was one of the three Hierarchs, a leading theologian of the 4th century who was able to assume the burden of the unity of the Church by taking the baton from M. Athanasios. He turned out to be the most distinguished orator of his time with his versatile education, solid philosophical education and wonderful organizational skills.

In the ecclesiastical sector, as a bishop now, Basil faced the attempt of the Emperor Walis to impose Homoianism (current of Arianism), being in correspondence with Athanasius the Great, Patriarch of Alexandria and the Pope of Rome Damasus. In the area of ​​his pastoral responsibility he had to deal with the strong presence of the Arian element and other Christian, non-Orthodox, denominations.

The activity of Basil also included the organization of solitary life and the systematization of social work. When he entered the monastic life, he divided his father's property and as a bishop he established a complex of charitable institutions, a poorhouse, an orphanage, a hospital, the operation of which was entrusted to his monks. This social complex, almost an entire city, was called "Vassiliada".

His contribution to the evaluation of door-to-door education within the Christian Church was also capital. A scholar himself and connoisseur of Greek philosophy, he uses it as an instrument for processing and formulating his theological concepts. He does not reject the study of the classical letters, on the contrary he urges their use as a garment of Christian religious teaching. At the age of fifty, Basil the Great, due to his sick state and his strict ascetic life, on January 1, 378, leaves the perishable world, leaving a legacy and legacy to humanity of a huge spiritual work.

John Chrysostom was born a little later, around 350, in Antioch, Syria. The famous teacher Livanius designated him as his successor in Antioch. But John preferred to dedicate himself to God. With fiery and powerful sermons he sowed the word of God in many places. A large crowd gathered at each of his speeches. He took the name Chrysostomos as he was the most charismatic orator of his time. He was Patriarch of Constantinople and devoted his life to the development of charity. In fact, the daily meals he organized fed 7,000 people!In the field of philosophy, he may have rejected the ancient Greeks' theories of God, but he did not hesitate to use the rhetorical methods of their philosophy in order to develop a systematic theology. In his life he was an example of an ascetic while he did not fail to condemn those priests who got rich from their status. Such was his harsh criticism of the emperors that the court eventually hunted him down and exiled him.

Gregory the Theologian was a friend and fellow student of Basil as well as the brother of Saint Gregory of Nyssa. He studied and became the possessor of all known wisdom. But he quickly left everything and devoted himself to Christ. As bishop of Nazianzus and as Patriarch of Constantinople, he fought with eloquence and bravery against all heresies and kept our faith unadulterated. For his contribution to orthodoxy, he was named "Theologian" and he is the second to receive this "title" after the evangelist John. Most of his works influence modern theologians, especially regarding the three Persons of the Holy Trinity.

He was a staunch follower of letters and wished to bridge the gap between Greek-speaking and Latin-speaking theologians of his time. In addition to being an excellent theologian, he was also a very good poet, since he wrote several poems with theological and moral themes.

Orthodox Church celebrates their memory on Janyary 30

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