Holy Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Paleopanagia

 

From the “Mount Parnon and Moustos Wetland Management Agency, 2015. Guide for the protected area of ​​Mount Parnon and Moustos Wetland. Nature, Culture, Ecotourism. Astros of Arcadia Parnonas:

The current monastery of Paleopanagia, is located in a verdant ravine, 7 km from Astros. There was a Byzantine monastery perhaps in another place, honored in the name of Panagia Eleoussi. The monks, due to pirate raids, founded in 1612 AD. new monastery dedicated to the Holy Trinity, as a metochi. Since then, Eleousa received the name Palio-Panagia and in time it developed into an independent monastery. The monastery, which is believed to have been built in 1310 AD, according to written evidence was deserted during the period 1770-1778 AD, while it was renovated in 1799 AD. and later. Built-in early Christian relics (6th century)

The katholikon is a four-aisled cross-roof and was built in 1814 AD. from the second, chronologically, Abbot of the monastery, Nicodemus, who in 1825 AD. added the splint. The octagonal dome of the katholikon rests on four columns and the door of the temple is bordered by hewn stones. Its floor is newer. Above the door of the church is the classic double bell tower. In recent years, its complete renovation has been completed. The wood-carved iconostasis rests on built-in pillars connected with beam and wood beams. There is no painted decoration, but there are remarkable portable icons, such as the icon of All Saints, which reads: Today the monastery is honored at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and celebrates on the 15th of August

astrosgr.com/en / John Koutogiorgas

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