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The '''Holy Cenobium of the Annunciation of the Mother of God''', Ormylia (Chalkidiki, Greece), (also the ''Convent of the Annunciation'') is a dependency of the Holy [[monastery|Monastery]] of [[Simonopetra Monastery (Ormylia, ChalkidikiAthos)|Simonopetra]], [[Mount Athos]].
== Saints This women's monastery has been established since 1974, and Elders ==*Right Reverend [[Archimandrite]] [[Aimilianos (Vafeidis)|Aimilianos]] former [[abbot]] in 1991 was officially recognized as a Patriarchal Dependency of [[Simonopetra Mount Athos Holy Monastery (Athos)|of Simonopetra Monastery.<ref>[http://www.ormyliafoundation.gr/en/ormylia1.php The Ormylia Foundation / The Founder]].</ref>
== Panagia Philanthropi Medical Research Centre ==Panagia Philanthropini, Center for Social Advancement and Medical Prevention and Research, (Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Who Loves Humankind) resides in northern Greece, near the town of Ormylia, Chalkidike. The mother monastery, is the Cenobium choir of the Annunciation of the Mother of God, is a large monastic community with over 120 nuns from various nations—the majority of whom hold university degrees. The Convent is a dependency of the Monastery of Simonopetra on Mount Athos. Founded by the Very Reverend Archimandrite Father Aimilianos, Abbot of the Sacred Monastery of Simonos Petras on Mount Athos, for the glory of Almighty God and the service of His children, the mission of the Center is to comfort and alleviate the suffering of human beings with emphasis on the poor and working class public without preference to race, nationality, gender, or creedmonastery has produced several music compact disks.
The Center is dedicated to spreading the message of God’s love ==Saints and saving grace to all human beings. Given the Orthodox Christian faith teaches quiet acts are of supreme importance and not words, this vibrant message takes the practical form Elders==*Right Reverend [[Archimandrite]] [[Aimilianos (Vafeidis)|Aimilianos]] former [[abbot]] of medical and educational services, scientific research, charitable and spiritual ministriesSimonopetra Monastery. These activities constitute the means by which the Center seeks to serve the needs of human beings in the Twenty First Century and beyond. <ref> [http://www.ormyliacenter.gr/description_en.html Website for the Center for Social Advancement, Disease Prevention & Medical Research - Panagia Philanthropi] </ref>
==Center for Social Advancement, Medical Prevention and Research, Panagia Philanthropini==Panagia Philanthropini, Center for Social Advancement and Medical Prevention and Research, (Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Who Loves Humankind) is located in northern Greece, near the town of Ormylia, Chalkidiki. The mother monastery, the Cenobium of the Annunciation of the Mother of God, is a large monastic community with over 120 [[nun]]s from various nations—the majority of whom hold university degrees. The convent is a dependency of the Monastery of Simonopetra on Mount Athos.  The Center was founded by Fr. Aimilianos (Vafeidis) of Simonopetra Monastery. Its mission is "to comfort and alleviate the suffering of human beings with emphasis on the poor and working class public without preference to race, nationality, gender, or creed."<ref name="center">[http://www.ormyliacenter.gr/description_en.html The Center for Social Advancement, Medical Prevention and Research, Panagia Philanthropini]</ref> It accomplishes this mission through "medical and educational services, scientific research, charitable and spiritual ministries."<ref name="center" /> ==Ormylia Art Diagnosis Center==The Ormylia Art Diagnosis Center was founded in 1996 by the sisterhood of the women's monastery "to study and research with scientific methodology and adequacy the hagiographic tradition of the Orthodox Church, in order to decorate the Monastery Catholicon."<ref>[http://www.ormyliafoundation.gr/en/artdiagnosis.php Ormylia Art Diagnosis Center / Introduction]</ref> == References ==
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== External links ==*[http://www.ormyliafoundation.gr/en/ The Ormylia Foundation]
*[http://www.chm.unipg.it/chimgen/network/lbtech/ORMYLIA.html The Ormylia Arts Diagnosis Centre]
*[http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article8046.asp Examples of Orthodox Environmental Initiatives] by Alexander Belopopsky
*[http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article8053.asp Orthodox Church Environmental Activities and Initiatives] by Dr. Dimitri Oikonomou
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