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Παναγία Σουμελα Panayia Soumela Icon
Παναγία Σουμελα Panayia Soumela Icon

Παναγία Σουμελα Panayia Soumela Icon

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Our Icon Collection is Exclusive to Miss Ble Blu Made in Greece and our partners.  Time and effort is put into making these beautiful icons. All hand crafted, and offer a 3D effect. 

The Collection is Designed and Made in Greece. Monogram Atelier icons are unique and distinct. Your original Monogram Atelier icon is made with intent and purposethe embracement of holy water with an aim to strengthen your faith to the Orthodox Religion.

If this item is on PREORDER it will take approximately 2-3 weeks to deliver.  We do our best to ensure the product is sent from Greece As Soon As Possible

This piece is dedicated to all our Pontian clients. 

At Trapezunta (today Trabon) in Pontus, built on a high rock, is the Holy Monastery of Panagia Soumela. In Greek, ‘stou mela' means ‘at Mela', and in the Pontic dialect it is pronounced ‘sou Mela'. Hence, Panagia at Mt. Mela. The existing icon of Panagia Soumela was iconographed by the Evangelist Luke who was both a physician and an iconographer. 

Two Athenian monks were called by the Virgin to follow Panagia Athiniotissa from the Church in Athens to Mount Mela in Pontus of Asia Minor.  At Mt. Mela, the icon was found at the end of the fourth century A.D. in a cave, and the monastery was built at this place to the glory of God. The icon was renamed ‘Panagia Soumela'.

In 1951 the icon was transferred from the Benaki Museum to Kastania in Macedonia. The miraculous icon was enthroned at Kastania on the 15th of August 1952. Every year on the 15th of August which is the feast day of the Dormition of the Theotokos, thousands of pilgrims from around the world travel to this Monastery at Mt. Vermion to venerate the holy icon. 

 

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