Pantokrator Monastery (Athos)

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The '''Pantokrator Monastery''' is the northern most [[monastery]] at [[Mount Athos]], located on the northeastern side of the Athos Peninsula in northern Greece. It is ranked seventh in the hierarchical order of the twenty monasteries located on the peninsula. As is case of the other institutions on Mount Athos, life at [[Pantokrator]] is coenobitic.
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{{Athonitemonastery|
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name=Holy Monastery of Pantokrator |
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rank=Seventh|
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type=[[Cenobitic]] Monastery|
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founded=1357 by Alexios the Stratopedarch and John the Primikerios|
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superior=''Archimandrite Gabriel''|
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size=''17''|
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location=Northeast|
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language=Greek|
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music=[[Byzantine chant]]|
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feasts=[[August 6|Transfiguration of Our Lord]]|
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}}
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The '''Pantokrator Monastery''' (Greek: Παντοκράτορος, Pantokratoros) is located on the northeastern side of the Athos Peninsula in northern Greece. It is ranked seventh in the hierarchical order of the twenty monasteries located on the peninsula. As is case of the other institutions on [[Mount Athos]], life at [[Pantocrator|Pantokrator]] is coenobitic.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
The Pantokrator Monastery is located near the Monastery of [[Stavronikita (Athos)|Stavronikita]]. The monastery was founded about 1363 by Alexios the Stratopedarch and John the Primikerios. They are buried at the monastery. Their monastery was built on the ruins of monastery of Ravdouchou that had been plundered by pirates during the years of Frankish occupation after the Latin conquest of Constantinople in 1204.
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The Pantokrator Monastery is located near the Monastery of [[Stavronikita Monastery (Athos)|Stavronikita]]. The [[monastery]] was founded about 1357 by Alexios the Stratopedarch and John the Primikerios. They are buried at the monastery. Their monastery was built on the ruins of monastery of Ravdouchou that had been plundered by pirates during the years of Frankish occupation after the [[Fall of Constantinople|Latin conquest of Constantinople]] in 1204.
  
 
The [[katholikon]] within the monastery walls, which dates from the fourteenth century, is dedicated to the Transfiguration of Our Lord. Due to a paucity of space the [[church]] is small. It is of Athonite style and has frescos painted by artists of the Macedonian school. The murals were restored in 1854 by the painter Mathaeos of Naousa.
 
The [[katholikon]] within the monastery walls, which dates from the fourteenth century, is dedicated to the Transfiguration of Our Lord. Due to a paucity of space the [[church]] is small. It is of Athonite style and has frescos painted by artists of the Macedonian school. The murals were restored in 1854 by the painter Mathaeos of Naousa.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.culture.gr/2/21/212/21210a/e212ja13.html  Pantokratoros Greek Ministry of Culture]
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*[http://www.culture.gr/2/21/212/21210a/e212ja13.html  Pantokrator Greek Ministry of Culture]
*[http://www.hri.org/MPA/other/Agio_Oros/monasteries/pantokratoros.html Pantokratoros-Mount Athos]
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*[http://www.hri.org/MPA/other/Agio_Oros/monasteries/pantokratoros.html Pantokrator-Mount Athos]
  
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[[el:Ιερά Μονή Παντοκράτορος]]
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[[fr:Monastère du Pantocrator (Mont Athos)]]
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[[ro:Mănăstirea Pantocrator (Muntele Athos)]]

Latest revision as of 08:29, November 11, 2009

Holy Monastery of Pantokrator
Rank or attached monastery Seventh
Type of community Cenobitic Monastery
Founded 1357 by Alexios the Stratopedarch and John the Primikerios
Superior Archimandrite Gabriel
Approx. size 17
Location Northeast
Liturgical language(s) Greek
Music used Byzantine chant
Feastdays celebrated Transfiguration of Our Lord

The Pantokrator Monastery (Greek: Παντοκράτορος, Pantokratoros) is located on the northeastern side of the Athos Peninsula in northern Greece. It is ranked seventh in the hierarchical order of the twenty monasteries located on the peninsula. As is case of the other institutions on Mount Athos, life at Pantokrator is coenobitic.

History

The Pantokrator Monastery is located near the Monastery of Stavronikita. The monastery was founded about 1357 by Alexios the Stratopedarch and John the Primikerios. They are buried at the monastery. Their monastery was built on the ruins of monastery of Ravdouchou that had been plundered by pirates during the years of Frankish occupation after the Latin conquest of Constantinople in 1204.

The katholikon within the monastery walls, which dates from the fourteenth century, is dedicated to the Transfiguration of Our Lord. Due to a paucity of space the church is small. It is of Athonite style and has frescos painted by artists of the Macedonian school. The murals were restored in 1854 by the painter Mathaeos of Naousa.

The refectory was built in 1841. The monastery also has eight chapels within its walls and seven more around the monastery placed among the many hermit huts. The skete of the Prophet Elijah also belongs to the Pantokrator monastery.

Pantokrator monastery was seriously damaged by a fire in 1773 and was repaired by the vestry keeper Kyrillos. Damage from a 1948 fire was repaired by the Restoration Service.

Treasury

The Pantokrator library holds some 350 codices, two liturgical scrolls, and 3,500 printed books. A few codices have been stolen in recent years. Among the vestments, liturgical objects, and relics of saints, the monastery holds a unique and valuable icon of the Virgin Gerontissa and part of the shield of St. Mercurius.

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