Hand painted icon of Saint Theonas the Metropolitan of Thessaloniki, made in Mount Athos, on natural wood. The icon is delivered in a wooden box.
The information we have about the life of Saint Theonas come from Saint Nicodemus the Athonite, who was the author of his biography. Saint Theonas was a disciple of Saint Iakovos the Neomartyr and wandered in many places, among which are Mount Athos, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Didymoteicho and Adrianople. After the death of Iakovos, Saint Theonas settled in Holy Monastery of Saint Anastasia the Pharmacolytria, near Thessaloniki. He was abbot of the monastery until 1535 AD. and then he became Metropolitan of Thessaloniki, for a short period of time. The holy relics of Saint Theonas were transferred in a miraculous way and buried in the Monastery of Saint Anastasia. In the year 1821 AD the relics were transferred to Skopelos island and from there to the Holy Monastery Esfigmenou on Mount Athos. However, the relics were transferred again to the Monastery of Saint Anastasia, where they are kept with reverence until today.
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