Mount Athos Onoma monhs

Information about the monasteries


The twenty monasteries in hierarchical order are as follows:

' (11). Holy Monastery of MEGISTI LAVRA
Foundation: 963 AD
Founders: monk Athanasios
Dedication: Dormition of Athanasios
Celebration: July 5th
' (18). Holy Monastery of VATOPEDION
Foundation: 4th century AD
Founders: Emperor Theodosios A
Dedication: to the Annunciation of the mother of God
Celebration: March 25th
Second version:
Foundation: between 972 and 985
Founders: monk Athanasios, monk Nikolaos, monk Antonios
' (14). Holy Monastery of IVIRON
Foundation: 10th century AD
Founders: Ioannis the Ivir and Ioannis the Tornikios
Dedication: Dormition of the mother of God
Celebration August 15th
' (20). Holy Monastery of HELANDARION
Foundation: 10th century AD
Founders: Helandarios
Dedication: to the Presentation of the Virgin Mary
Celebration November 21th
' (9). Holy Monastery of DIONYSOS
Foundation: 14th century AD
Founders: Saint Dionysios
Dedication: to the birth of the honourable St John the Baptist
Celebration June 24th
' (15). Holy Monastery of KOUTLOUMOUSION
Foundation: 10th century AD
Founders: Koutloumous
Dedication: to the Transfiguration of Christ
Celebration August 6th
' (17). Holy Monastery of PANTOKRATOR
Foundation: 14th century AD
Founders: monk Alexios and monk Ioannis
Dedication: to the Transfiguration of Christ
Celebration August 6th
' (6). Holy Monastery of XIROPOTAMOS
Foundation: 5th century AD
Founders: empress Pulcheria
Dedication: to the 40 martyrs
Celebration March 9th
Second version:
Foundation: 10th century
Founders: monk Pavlos Xeropotaminos
' (1). Holy Monastery of ZOGRAFOS
Foundation: 10th century AD
Founders: monk Moses, monk Aaron and monk Ioannis
Dedication: to saint George
Celebration April 23rd
' (3). Holy Monastery of DOCHIARIOS
Foundation: 10th century AD
Founders: monk Efthimios
Dedication: to the Archangels Michael and Gabriel
Celebration November 8th
' (12). Holy Monastery of KARAKALOS
Foundation: 3rd century
Founders: empress Karakalla
Dedication: to Peter and Paul, Apostles
Celebration June 29th
Second version:
Foundation: 11th century
Founders: monk Karakalas
(13). Holy Monastery of FILOTHEOS
Foundation: 10th century
Founders: saint Filotheos
Dedication: to the Annunciation of the mother of God
Celebration March 25th
' (7). Holy Monastery of SIMON PETRAS
Foundation: 13rd century
Founders: saint SIMON
Dedication: to the birth of Jesus
Celebration December 25th
' (10). Holy Monastery of SAINT (AGIOS) PAVLOS
Foundation: 8th century
Founders: saint Pavlos
Dedication: to the Candlemas of Jesus
Celebration February 2rd
Second version:
Foundation: 10th century
Founders: Pavlos Xeropotaminos
' (16). Holy Monastery of STAYRONIKITAS
Foundation: 10th century
Founders: Nikiforos Stavronikitas
Dedication: to Saint Nikolaos
Celebration December 6th
Second version:
Founders: patrician Nikitas
' (4). Holy Monastery of XENOPHON
Foundation: 10th century
Founders: saint Xenophon
Dedication: to Saint George
Celebration April 23rd
' (8). Holy Monastery of GREGORIOS
Foundation: 14th century
Founders: Gregory of Sinai
Dedication: to Saint Nikolaos
Celebration December 6th
Second version:
Founders: Gregorios from syriana
' (19). Holy Monastery of ESFIGMENOS
Foundation: 5th century
Founders: emperor Theodosios B
Dedication: to the Ascension of Jesus Christ
Celebration 40 days after Easter
Second version:
Foundation:10th century
' (5). Holy Monastery of PANTELEIMON
Foundation: 11th century
Founders: Russian monks
Dedication: to Saint Panteleimon
Celebration July 27th
' (2). Holy Monastery of KASTAMONITIS
Foundation: 4th century
Founders: Constantine the Great
Dedication: to Saint Stephen
Celebration December 27th
Second version:
Foundation: 11th century
Founders: monk Kastamonitis


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