Handmade Orthodox Icon Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing with hand carved frame in natural rombolo pine wood. This icon was created on canvas and is made by a craftsman by hand according to the style, tradition and criteria of Byzantine art.
Like Portaitissa, Glykofiloussa is one of those icons that were saved from iconoclasm and miraculously transported to Athos.
It was the property of Victoria, the pious wife of the iconoclast Simeon, who, in order not to surrender it, threw it into the sea. The icon, floating upright in the waves, reached the arsenal of the Philotheu Monastery, where it was received with great honor and joy by the abbot and the fathers of the Monastery, who had been notified of an apparition of the Virgin.
At the point of the shore, where they deposited the image, a holy water gushed forth. There every year on the Monday of Epiphany there is a litany and consecration.