Monastery of St. John the Theologian (Patmos, Greece)

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The '''Holy Monastery of St. John the Theologian''' is a monastic community for [[monk|men]] on Patmos, built on the site of the revelation of the Apocalypse to St. John the Theologian.  It is under the jurisdiction of the [[Church of Constantinople|Patriarchate of Constantinople]].
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The '''Holy Monastery of St. John the Theologian''' is a monastic community for [[monk|men]] on Patmos, founded in 1088 AD by St. [[Christodoulos the Latrinos]], who had been granted the whole island of Patmos with a golden bull by the Emperor of Byzantium Alexis I Komninos.  
  
==Public figures==
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The monastery is under the jurisdiction of the [[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]]; and is a '''Patriarchal exarchate''' with a Patriarchal exarch (ie. its abbot has special benefits).
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The Monastery has ten chapels, four of which are located in its yard. In the Catholic of the monastery, there is a temple of unique art, created in 1829, by 12 sculptors.
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Image:PatmosEntIc.JPG|Monastery of St. John the Theologian - 1738 entrance with icon of St. John the Theologian and St. Chrysostom, founder of the monastery, both holding the monastery in their hands.
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Image:PatmosPr.JPG|Monastery of St. John the Theologian - Monk praying with prayer rope
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Image:PatmosCY.JPG|Monastery of St. John the Theologian - Courtyard outside the Museum and church
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Image:PatmosBell.JPG|Monastery of St. John the Theologian - Byzantine Bell at the top of monastery
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== Saints and Monastics ==
 
:''nb. only those with articles are listed''.
 
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*Metropolitan [[Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia]].
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*St. [[John the Theologian]]
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*St. [[Chrysostom the Latrinos]]
 
*Elder [[Amphilochios (Makris)]] of Patmos.
 
*Elder [[Amphilochios (Makris)]] of Patmos.
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*Metropolitan [[Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia]].
  
 
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[[Category:Monasteries]]
 
[[Category:Greek Monasteries]]
 
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Revision as of 17:55, May 4, 2008

The Holy Monastery of St. John the Theologian is a monastic community for men on Patmos, founded in 1088 AD by St. Christodoulos the Latrinos, who had been granted the whole island of Patmos with a golden bull by the Emperor of Byzantium Alexis I Komninos.

The monastery is under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; and is a Patriarchal exarchate with a Patriarchal exarch (ie. its abbot has special benefits).

The Monastery has ten chapels, four of which are located in its yard. In the Catholic of the monastery, there is a temple of unique art, created in 1829, by 12 sculptors.

Saints and Monastics

nb. only those with articles are listed.
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