Holy Monastery of the Life-giving Fount (Poros, Greece)

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The old historical '''Holy Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi of Poros''' is located 4km east of the main city of Poros island and is built on the slope of a pine forest.  
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The '''Holy Monastery of the Life-giving Fount''', (Known locally as "Zoodochos Pigis", Gr. 'η Μονή Ζωοδόχου Πηγής Καλαυρείας') is an 18th-century [[monastery]] at Kalavrias, 4km east of the main city on Poros island, in Greece. It was founded in 1720 AD by His Grace [[Archbishop]] [[Iakovos II of Athens]] (1713-1734) around the island's only spring.
  
It was founded in 1720 a.d. by the Archbishop of Athens Iakovos (Jacob) the 2nd, who, suffering from lithiasis, was miraculously cured, after drinking from the holy water springing near the Holy Monastery.
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==History==
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The Monastery of the Life-giving [[Font|Fount]] dates back to the beginning of the 18th-century when Iakovos II, [[bishop]] of Athens, was cured by drinking water from a spring at that location. The Archbishop had been suffering from an illness called lithiasis <ref> A condition causing concretions of mineral salts, or calculi, in the pancreas, tear ducts, appendix, or kidneys </ref>. From his gratitude he founded the monastery in the location of the spring. <ref> [http://www.poros.nu/sightsee/monastery/monastery.htm The Monastery on Poros Island by Roger Berlin] </ref>
  
In 1733 a.d. the Patriarch of Constantinopolis Paisios the 2nd recognises it as a monastery under the Patriarch's jurisdiction. The act gives it a lot of privileges.
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In 1733, [[Paisius II of Constantinople]] (1744-1748) recognised the monastery under the [[jurisdiction]] of [[Constantinople]]. The act gives it a lot of privileges. In 1798, [[Gregory V of Constantinople]] (1797-1798), ratified Paisios's second document relating to the privileges of the monastery, with a [[sigillion]] (officially sealed document), kept in the guest quarters (Archondariki) of the monastery.<ref> [http://www.poros.com.gr/monastery/?lang=en Poros Island] </ref>
  
Later on, in 1798 a.d., Patriarch Grigorios (Gregory) the 5th, with a sigillion (officially sealed document), which is safely kept in the quest quarters (Archondariki) of the Holy Monastery, ratifies the Patriarch Paisios's the 2nd document, related to the privileges of the Monastery.<ref> [http://www.poros.com.gr/monastery/?lang=en Poros Island] </ref>
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There is a small [[chapel]] near the monastery dedicated to the St. Anargyri.
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==See also==
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* [[Metropolis of Hydra, Spetses and Aegina]] of the [[Church of Greece]]
  
 
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The Holy Monastery of the Life-giving Fount, (Known locally as "Zoodochos Pigis", Gr. 'η Μονή Ζωοδόχου Πηγής Καλαυρείας') is an 18th-century monastery at Kalavrias, 4km east of the main city on Poros island, in Greece. It was founded in 1720 AD by His Grace Archbishop Iakovos II of Athens (1713-1734) around the island's only spring.

History

The Monastery of the Life-giving Fount dates back to the beginning of the 18th-century when Iakovos II, bishop of Athens, was cured by drinking water from a spring at that location. The Archbishop had been suffering from an illness called lithiasis [1]. From his gratitude he founded the monastery in the location of the spring. [2]

In 1733, Paisius II of Constantinople (1744-1748) recognised the monastery under the jurisdiction of Constantinople. The act gives it a lot of privileges. In 1798, Gregory V of Constantinople (1797-1798), ratified Paisios's second document relating to the privileges of the monastery, with a sigillion (officially sealed document), kept in the guest quarters (Archondariki) of the monastery.[3]

There is a small chapel near the monastery dedicated to the St. Anargyri.

See also

References

  1. A condition causing concretions of mineral salts, or calculi, in the pancreas, tear ducts, appendix, or kidneys
  2. The Monastery on Poros Island by Roger Berlin
  3. Poros Island
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