Greece

 


 
Orthodox Monasteries Total Index: 053 

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Mount Athos
 
1. Chelandari (Chelandariou/Chilandar/Hiliandariou) Monastery
Address:  Mount Athos, Greece
Divine Liturgy Service: Serbian
Established: 10th century
Celebration/Hram: Presentation of the Mother of God.  
Other:
 
Extended Information/Photos: Chelandari lies on the north-east side of the peninsula and is the most northerly of the Athonite monasteries. The founders of the monastery were the Serbian ruler Stephen I Nemanya and his son Rastko who became monks known as Symeon and Savvas.
The monastery is considered to be the main spiritual centre of the Serbs. It holds the fourth place in the hierarchical rank of the monasteries
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WWW Links:
http://www.greekmonasteries.net/athos/chelandari
 http://www.rs.risjak.net/chilandar/
 http://www.helios.gr/travel-guide/halkidiki/frames/f_main2.htm

http://www.dilos.com/location/13462
 
 
2. Dionysiou (Dionissiou) Monastery
Address: Mount Athos, Greece
Divine Liturgy Service: Greek
Established: 1370-1374 by Saint Dionysios of Korseos
Celebration/Hram: St John the Baptist
Other:
 
Extended Information/Photos:  The monastery is built near Kastoria, on a narrow and precipitous neck of rock, 80 meters above the sea and is situated on the SW side of the peninsula between monasteries of Gregoriou and St Paul. It occupies the fifth rank in the hierarchical order of the Athonite monasteries.
WWW Links:
http://www.greekmonasteries.net/athos/dionysiou
http://www.helios.gr/travel-guide/halkidiki/frames/f_main2.htm

http://www.dilos.com/location/13463
 
 
3. Docheiariou Monastery
Address:
Divine Liturgy Service: Greek
Established: in the second half of the 12th century
Celebration/Hram:  The katholikon is dedicated to Archangels Michael and Gabriel
Other:

Extended Information/Photos: Docheiariou lies on the SW tip of the promontory, between the ports of the monasteries of Zographou and Kastamonitou.
Docheiariou today occupies 10th place in the Athonite hierarchy.
Docheiariou possesses 12 small chapels inside its enclosure wall and three outside. The most important is the chapel of Virgin Gorgoepekoos( the ready listener). Its name is derived from the miracle working icon of the Virgin, housed in the chapel, which is one of the best known and most respected icons on the Holy Mountain.
WWW Links: http://www.greekmonasteries.net/athos/docheiariou

http://www.dilos.com/location/13468

 

4. Esphigmenou (Esfigmenu) Monastery
Address:  Holy Monastery of Esphigmenou, P. O. Box 5913, 630 75, Ierissos, Greece
Email: ath153@in.gr
Divine Liturgy Service: Greek
Established: 5th century
Celebration/Hram: 
The katholikon is dedicated to the Ascension of Our Lord.
Other:
 The Monastery is located on Mount Athos, Greece
Extended Information/Photos: The monastery stands close to the sea on a peaceful inlet beyond the port of Chelandari.
The monastery of Esphigmenou now occupies the 18th place in Athonite hierarchy.
WWW Links: 
http://www.greekmonasteries.net/athos/esfigmenu
http://members.rogers.com/esphigmenoumonastery/ (multilingual website)
http://www.esphigmenoumonastery.com/ (multilingual website)
http://www.dilos.com/location/13477
   
 
5. Gegoriou  Monastery
Address:
Divine Liturgy Service: Greek
Established: 14th century
Celebration/Hram: St Nicholas
Other:

Extended Information/Photos:The monastery, stands on a rock jutting out into the sea on the south-west side of the peninsula, between the monasteries of Simonopetra and Dionysiou.
The monastery of Gregoriou has occupied the 17th place in the Athonite hierarchy since 1574.
WWW Links: http://www.greekmonasteries.net/athos/gregoriou

http://www.dilos.com/location/13475

 

6. Iveron (Iviron) Monastery
Address: Mount Athos, Greece
Divine Liturgy Service: Greek
Established:  in the last quater of the tenth century, by John Tornikios
Celebration/Hram:  Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for the katholikon
Other:
  

Extended Information/Photos:
The monastery is located on the northeast side of the peninsula.
Chapel  of St John the Baptist houses the miracle working icon of the Virgin(Portaitissa)
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It occupies the third rank in the hierarchical order of the Athonite monasteries.
WWW Links:
http://www.greekmonasteries.net/athos/iveron
http://www.helios.gr/travel-guide/halkidiki/frames/f_main2.htm

http://www.dilos.com/location/13461

 

7. Kastamonitou  Monastery
Address:
Divine Liturgy Service: Greek
Established: N/A
Celebration/Hram:  The present katholikon is dedicated to St.Stephen.
Other:

Extended Information/Photos: Kastamonitou is hidden from the sea in the depths of a green forest above the Singitic Gulf. It is about half an hourís walk from the sea, from which point only its port is visible. On one side lies the monastery of Zographou, on the other Docheiariou.
The monastery of Kastamonitou occupies the twentieth place in the Athonite hierarchy.
The chapel of Our Lady has an elegant and unusual iconostasis on which hangs the miracle-working icon of the Virgin Portaitissa(of the gate).
Kastamonitou has  three miracle-working icons to be seen in the katholikon. One depicts the first martyr St Stephen, and probably dates to the 8th century, and are two icons of the Virgin, one of Our Lady Hodegetria(12th century) , the other of Virgin Antiphonetria(she who retorts).
WWW Links: http://www.greekmonasteries.net/athos/kastamonitou

 

8. Karakalou Monastery
Address:
Divine Liturgy Service: Greek
Established:
at the beginning of the 11th century
Celebration/Hram: Apostles Peter and Paul
Other:

Extended Information/Photos: This monastery lies on the peninsulaís eastern side, between the monasteries of Great Lavra and Iveron on a gentle slope high above the sea.
It occupies the 11th rank in the hierarchical order of the Athonite monasteries.
WWW Links: http://www.greekmonasteries.net/athos/karakalou

http://www.dilos.com/location/13469


 

9. Koutloumousiou  Monastery
Address:
Divine Liturgy Service: Greek
Established:
Celebration/Hram: 
Other:

 
Extended Information/Photos: Located on the north-eastern side of Mount Athos, very close to Karyes.
WWW Links:


 




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