Wood Carved Encolpion with Saint Hypomone (Patience)

Code: AE3322
Availability: In stock
Approximately $169.50

Hand carved encolpion on boxwood, made at the Holy Skete of Saint Demetrios in Mount Athos. Saint Hypomone was the wife of Manuel II Palaeologus and descendant of the Serb Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja, founder of the Holy Monastery of Chilandari in Mount Athos.
H: 6 cm.
W: 4.4 cm.

Saint Hypomone at the age of 19 married Manuel II Palaiologos and together they made eight children. She extremely loved her people and she always prayed to face the national dangers. After the death of her husband she became a nun (1425 AD). Saint Hypomone celebrates on 29 May.


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