St Charalambos Contemporary religious art of Greece - Hand painted Byzantine icon of the Greek Saint Haralambus


St Charalambus, or Haralambos -the one who is glowing of joy- as it is pronounced in Greek is a much reverred Saint considered to be a wonderworker with many local festivals being held on the day of His feast, February the 10th.

The icon measures approx as an A4 page has a border and halo made out of copper gold, while the background is dark blue.

Each of our icons is painted by hand according to the rules of the old byzantine art of hagiography or else holy iconography. In this ancient technique we are using the egg tempera on a plastered wooden panel we made our selves. After painting, the icon is varnished (this one has the traditional mixture of wax and resin) to seal the colors and produce an artwork that will last.

Additionally the icon comes tenderly protected in its individual bag, together with its instructions how to care for it, a little sachet of herbs from our garden in Crete -and our custom icon favors - Ready to be given as a gift