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Manually painted wood icon of Saint Gerasimus of Kefalonia. Miniature measuring 7x10 cm. Original artwork.
Venerable Saint Gerasimos of Kefalonia (Greek: Άγιος Γεράσιμος) is the patron saint of the island of Kefalonia in Greece.
Gerasimos (1506–1579) came from the aristocratic and wealthy Notaras family. He was ordained a Monk at Mount Athos, went to Jerusalem for 12 years, spent some time in Crete and Zakynthos and in 1555 arrived on Kefalonia. He spent his first 5 years in a cave in the area known as Lassi. He subsequently cultivated the area where the monastery of Saint Gerasimos now exists near Valsamata. The monastery which he established cared for the poor and became a center for charity.
- Icon type
- Painting technique
- St. Gerasimus of Kefalonia
- Key color
- Painting dimensions (l x L, cm)
- 7x10 cm
- Celebration in the month of
- 8: august