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

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==History==
 
==History==
This history of the monastery dates back to the beginning of the 18th-century when a bishop of Athens, Iakovos II, was cured by drinking water from a spring at that location. The Archbishop was 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 that location. <ref> [http://www.poros.nu/sightsee/monastery/monastery.htm The Monastery on Poros Island by Roger Berlin] </ref>
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This history of the monastery dates back to the beginning of the 18th-century when a [[bishop]] of Athens, Iakovos II, was cured by drinking water from a spring at that location. The Archbishop was 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 that location. <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>
 
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>
  
There is a little chapel near this monastery dedicated to the Ss. Anargyri.
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There is a little [[chapel]] near this monastery dedicated to the Ss. Anargyri.
  
 
== Architecture ==
 
== Architecture ==

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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 attractive 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.

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History

This history of the monastery dates back to the beginning of the 18th-century when a bishop of Athens, Iakovos II, was cured by drinking water from a spring at that location. The Archbishop was suffering from an illness called lithiasis [1]. From his gratitude he founded the monastery in that location. [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 priveleges of the monastery, with a sigillion (officially sealed document), kept in the quest quarters (Archondariki) of the monastery.[3]

There is a little chapel near this monastery dedicated to the Ss. Anargyri.

Architecture

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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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