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Great Lavra (Athos)

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[[Image:Koukouzelissa.jpg|thumb|left|Icon of [[Panagia Koukouzelissa]], Great Lavra]]
The '''Monastery of the Great Lavra''' is located on the Athos Peninsula in northern Greece. The Great Lavra was founded in 963 by St. [[Athanasius of Athos|Athanasius the Athonite]]. It is ranked first in the hierarchical order of the [[Mount Athos]] monasteries located on the peninsula. It is considered the mother [[monastery]] of Mount Athos.
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