Holy Monastery of the Life-giving Fount (Poros, 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.
The '''Holy Monastery of the Life-giving Fount''' (founded in 1720) 4km east of the main city of Poros island in Greece by the Archbishop Iakovos II of Athens.
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==History==
 
==History==
Archbishop Iakovos, suffering from lithiasis, was miraculously cured after drinking from the holy water springing near the [[monastery]].
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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, [[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 priveleges of the monastery, with a [[sigillion]] (officially sealed document), kept in the quest quarters (Archondariki) of the monastery.<ref> [http://www.poros.com.gr/monastery/?lang=en Poros Island] </ref>
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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>
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There is a small [[chapel]] near the monastery dedicated to the St. Anargyri.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Church of Greece]]
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* [[Metropolis of Hydra, Spetses and Aegina]] of the [[Church of Greece]]
  
 
==References==
 
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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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