Virgin Mary the Directress

Hodegetria of Mt. Athos

From €92,00

Silk Screen Technique with Recessed Gold Leaf Background


This icon is made of wood and the background is handcrafted with Gold Leaves. The theme is reproduced directly on the canvas, using high end equipment, according to Silk Screen Technique. It is delivered properly and securely packaged. If this is a Special Gift, you can optionally upgrade to a Luxury Icon Case by selecting Premium Gift Wrap at the Cart page. Every icon is crafted after your order and you will receive the courier tracking number once it is ready to ship.

The story behind this Icon

An authentic Mount Athos theme by the holy fathers of Saint Gregory (Grigoriou) Monastery. This icon is an exact replica of the original artwork, with respect to the Byzantine tradition & style.

Those who have visited the Holy Monastery of Xenophon, will surely have heard the story of Panagia Hodegetria. Until 1730, the icon was in the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, but in a miraculous way it "left" from there and was found in the Xenophontos Monastery.</br></br>On hearing this event, the Vatopedi monks were alarmed and brought the image back. However, despite the security measures taken, she "left again" for the Xenophon Monastery. As the event was repeated a second time, the monks considered it the will of the Virgin Mary and went to worship her, but leaving her in the place that SHE chose to stay.</br></br>In commemoration of this miracle, every year to this day the Vatopedi Monastery sends a delegation of monks and they offer her wax and oil for her candle. Every first Sunday of October a vigil is held in the Monastery for her sake, while every Monday the fathers chant her prayer.</br></br>In the icon, the Virgin is represented holding Christ in her left hand who is blessing. On either side of her halo are depicted the Archangels Michael and Gabriel.</br></br>This is an exact replica icon of Virgin Mary Directress which is cited at Saint Gregory Monastery at Mount Athos.

Patron of All Christians

Feast Day is on June 20

Crafting & Delivery

Preparation period of this artwork is 4-9 days.

We deliver worldwide with FedEx & DHL Express.

Luxury Case (included with each icon)

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews

The Icon is wonderful!
It is an invitation to prayer and contemplation.

Sergei Khalatov

Virgin Mary the Directress (Hodegetria)

Robert Osborne

Absolutely stunning!

Robert Smitham
Beautiful. It now adorns the wall above th...

Beautiful. It now adorns the wall above the credence table at our parish :)

Agnes A.
Beautiful icon

Premium quality, beautiful icon, arrived within announced deadline, very much appreciated

Silk Screen Icons

Find below the procedure of crafting our Silk Screen Icons on Natural Recessed Wood and a Gold Leaf background.

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Silk Screen Technique

These icons are reproduced according to the Traditional Silk Screen Technique.

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Gold Leaf on Natural Wood

Once the natural wood panel is cut to the desired dimensions, our crafters carefully apply the Gold Leaves into the prepared surface.

A mounting point and a stand are placed at the back of the icon, along with the Certificate of Authenticity and Quality. Each of our icons bears the studio's unique title and logo.

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Theme application & final details

Once the gold leaves are applied, the Silk Screen technique is implemented. The theme is directly applied on the prepared surface and our crafters finish the artwork by painting a delicate red border.

The icon goes through quality inspection and then is placed into a case. Finally it is carefully wrapped into our Protection Packaging and is ready to ship! The whole crafting and preparation procedure takes about 4-9 business days from the moment you place your order.

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Luxury Case & Express Delivery (optional)

We deliver our icons Worldwide. Optionally you can upgrade your shipping to Express for a faster delivery (DHL and FedEx Express). Also at the Cart page you can select Premium Gift Wrapping and upgrade to a Luxury Icon Case.

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Vierge Marie la directrice (Hodigitria), Virgen María la Directora (Odigitria), Vergine Maria Direttrice (Odigitria), Jungfrau Maria die Direktorin (Hodegetria), Fecioara Maria, Maryja Panna Dyrektorka (Hodegetria), Дева Мария Наставница (Одигитрия), Дева Мария Директорката (Одигитрия), Богородица Управитељица (Одигитрија), Παναγία η Οδηγήτρια, Παναγία η Οδηγήτρια, مريم العذراء المخرجة (Hodegetria), Կույս Մարիամ տնօրենը (Հոդեգետրիա), and 女院长圣母玛利亚 (Hodegetria)