The icon of St. Paisios of Mt. Athos that was made available a few months ago sold out in a flash! So we have prepared another handful of icons by the same iconographer (John Swenson) to offer to those who are interested just in time for the Great Fast!
These icons are also available for a limited time and in very limited quantities.
They include an icon of the “Nevskaya Quick to Hear” Mother of God, an icon of St. John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco and an icon of the Hieromonk Seraphim Rose (of Platina) – the latter being one of the most requested of John’s icons to be made available.
These icons, as before with the icon of St. Paisios of Mt. Athos, have as their dimensions 5 x 6.25 inches, and are “desktop” icons, meaning they have a stand on the back of the icon that allows it to be propped up on a desk, table or similar surfaces.
Once again, there are very limited quantities available!
Christ is born! Greetings to you all during the afterfeast of Christ’s Nativity (the time period the Slavic churches sometimes call “Sviatki”). We are pleased to announce that we have a few new items available in our online bookstore!
One of them is a new soap: Grapefruit Rosemary. The clean herbal aroma of rosemary is matched with the light refreshing citrus of grapefruit to make a delightful soap that is perfect for face, hands and body. This is a soap for those who want the benefits of essential oils without being overpowered by the fragrance. The top of each bar has a thin layer of our homegrown ground rosemary to add a mild exfoliating effect.
Also … an announcement of upcoming items. A few months ago we made a small icon of St. Paisios of Mt. Athos available and it sold out extremely quickly! Since we also got a lot of positive feedback about many aspects of the item we have decided to begin to produce other icons in a similar manner, size and price by the same iconographer. They are produced in Greece and take some time to get here to America, and we purchase them in small batches at a time, though, so when they become available they are likely to move quickly!
Some more offerings of soap and incense just in time for Christmas!
The first offering of these new soaps is Ouzo Charcoal; loaded with organic activated charcoal, this soap soothes, smells fresh and invigorating, while the Star Anise essential mixed in is used by aromatherapy enthusiasts for calming and relaxing the body and muscles.The other soap is Cosmic Wave – a generous-sized soap is scented with an amazing fruity refreshing fragrance with citrus notes that is a favorite for the fragrance alone.
We also have two new offerings of incense: Byzantine (a fragrance brings together both floral and spicy scents), and Pine (a deceptively pleasant and subtle scent that is gentle and woodsy at the same time without being overbearing or pungent).